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5 weeks since fusion

It is now 5 weeks since I had posterior cervical decompression fusion on c2-c4. I am doing very well with still some pain. I take 1 or 2 Tylenol # 3 a day. My neck is not so tight . I can move my neck about 11/2 inch each way. The Doc said I am doing good. I go back to Halifax April28 and have a xray and see my NS.....I am not in a collar.....kind of scares me about fusion but this is the new way they do it in Halifax.
In 2006 my (rhemy). said I only have 35% range of motion in each side and I know I am down to 25% before surgery. I heard somewhere you lose half of what you have with a fusion. That would be 12% for me. I really don't think even with PT
I will be able to drive. I will soon be 73 so I will use taxi's.
My concern would be :
Would I have liability if I had an accident and the person claimed my impairment caused the accident. This is something that has to be thought of.
Anyone else lose their rang of motion? Thanks Carol



  • Shelly, did you have a cervical or lumbar laminectomy?
    Cervical laminectomy, facetectomy, and foraminotomy (3-6 of each) with instrumentation and cadaver fusion due to cervical spondylotic myelopathy, radiculopathy ,and spinal cord contusion - surgery done in April 2014.
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