I had fusion surgery on Nov 25th, NS inserted titanium plate around the C5 & C6 while attaching plate to the C4 with 2 screws. He also used bone marrow from my hip I suppose as glue to help the healing process. My C5 was pressing against the lining that protects the spinal cord, while the C6 was pushing the opposite direction against my throat which resulted in getting sick hours after eating. Any sort of belching would end up in the bathroom vomiting up the lining of my throat and stomach with traces of blood. Now I have GERD and take a generic med.
I had tingling and numbness in my hands and feet which lead to the MRI & CT Scan on Oct 5th and 6th. The surgery ended up a success of sorts as now I can and not get sick. But the tingling and numbness still exists plus now I have trouble with balance and walking for any distance like to the mailbox I almost fall down.
Had another MRI this time on my lumbar with the following results after xrays and MRI results. This was the diagnosis from my Neurologist: narrowing of the spine & old compression fracture . Then I seen the NS who performed the fusion on my neck and he diagnosed me differently: spondylolisthesis of lumbosacral region & degenerative disc of the L5 & S1. He stated there was no nerve damage in the narrowing of the spine & old compression fracture seems healed.
So why do I still have pain in my hips, thighs and lower back? Not to mention the balance issue after 15 to 20 minutes just from standing. Also my left leg tries to out race the rest of me when too much walking is attempted.
I watched all the videos on here that I assume have something to do with what I may have. The NS says I do not have spinal stenosis. So what is it does anybody have any ideas? I do have an upcoming doctor visit with my primary doctor I'm looking forward to what they forwarded to him.