Haven't been back here in a while. I had a 1 level ACDF C6/C7 July 2012. I have had a few flare ups since then but nothing lasting more than a week. However, 3 weeks yesterday I started getting neck pain again (not as bad as the first time) and sometimes it runs down my right arm. The the last couple of nights my arms have been going numb when sleeping.
Apart from the C6/C7 that I had fused (which is fully fused) I also had/have a small central disc protrusion and mild disc space narrowing at C5/C6. I am now starting to wonder if the C5/C6 has gotten worse. I have already seen my dr and will be going for an MRI but it can be up to a year to get an MRI here...
To those that have started with a 1 level and needed other levels done, how did you come to realize that another level herniated and needed to be done?
Missy, 1 level ACDF C6/C7 Monday July 16th 2012.