In 2005 I had multi level cervical fusion with corpectomy, C3 - C5. I started having pain and numbness again over the summer. My doctor suggested the cortisone shots. Mri was done after the 2nd shot failed. I had a appointment with a neurosurgeon last week, he said my warranty on my fusion expired that 30% of cervical cases only last 10 years. To fix this he said I need to fuse the next level. Has anyone here ever had two fusions?? Is the pain and recovery as long?? Thanks
2005-ACDF with Corpectomy at C3-C-5.
2009-Cervical laminectomy at C3.
Steroid injections series x 4.