So I had neck surgery back in 2009 and long story short I just found out that it never actually healed at all. Now I have a broken screw with on and off symptoms, example is swollen neck numbness on and off in both armes now, and Headaches. Now that my doctor finaly took me seriously and ordered a ct scan and found out that it infact it never actually fused. I will now have to go for surgery again to correct this.
The disk that failed was c7 tl and the disk on top is infringing into my spinal cord. So I wonder if anyone can tell me if after a failed fusion could the dr remove the hardware and install a artificial disk into that spot and possibly the one on top as well. I see the dr for a surgery date at the end of the month and I find out what's going to happen in that surgery. I just would like some info so I can make a case on what I would like done to the dr.