I had a c7 t1 fusion back in 2009. Now I have been of work because of recurring issues with my hand and arm as well as swelling of the throat. The sweling in my throat makes me wonder if it is just in my head because of the fact that now I know for sure that I have a screw that is fractured from a scan that I got about a month ago. well I know that its not in my head because the swelling is happening almost every day as well as bad headaches. the swelling feels like someone is pushing there thumb in my throat. I see the surgeon at the end of this month and I hope that he just removes the hardware. I'm not to sure how the screw broke but I have some theories. Has anyone els have some of the same issues or something close. Maybe some advice or anything. Thanks
The sweling gets worse as the day gose on, but is fine in the mornings. It is bad when I drive or move my head to much, like looking at the computer screen than at a paper in the desk, back and forth kind of thing.