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What to expect after an anterior cervical C-1 fusion...are these even done?

SinglechicochikSSinglechicochik Posts: 2
edited 12/20/2014 - 6:43 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I broke my neck at C-2/C-3 in 95' after a head on collision with a drunk coma 6 weeks hospital 6 months. In 2007 I had to have a an anterior cervical fusion of C-3/C-4 which has now caused a whole host of problems :--(( but my biggest concern (I just learned last week) is the bone spur that's pushing against my spinal column.im REALLY starting to DREAD my appt at XXXXX spine center :--(( I can't find ONE post-op video on YouTube on a C-1 fusion someone please help!! I'm only 38 and I feel like my body is literally falling apart from under me ;--(((


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