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Triple cervical fusion

Blocky90BBlocky90 Posts: 2
edited 11/12/2014 - 5:16 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Hello I am 24 years old and had a triple (c3,c6 ) fusion when I was in the marine corps almost three years ago. I recovered well and so far have not had any problems except for some stiffness. My main concern which causes me severe anxiety is that later I will have more complications. My theory is now that 3 discs are missing the upper and lower discs are taking more load and will eventually herniate. I'm worried all the time. I don't know what my restricted activities are. I lift pretty hard at the gym and never notice much problem and surprisingly I have a lot of range of motion still. Does anyone know how I may fair the older I get. Will I eventually be in a wheel chair? I'm scared of this guys, all comments are appreciated.


  • Thanks for all the replies guys. Wow.
  • With cervical vertebrae, but probably what you say is true, just like for lumbar, that the vertebrae below and above the fusion will take on more load. Many people end up with additional surgery later on, but to see yourself in a wheelchair right away seems overly pessimistic. Did they tell you anything after you had your final checkup regarding what to expect, what restrictions I, if any, you have?
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