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Cervical Neck Surgery

mondymmondy Posts: 1
edited 06/01/2015 - 9:07 PM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I will be having neck surgery 6/11/2015. The procedure is called--Posterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion with Instrumentation. I was told that there will be 8-10 screws & 3-4 rods inserted, depending on the damage. I will be in the hospital for 3-4 days & then transfer across the street to the Rehab hospital for 14-20 days.

I am trying to find out if anyone online at this site has ever had this surgery, thus able to give me advice.

Presently both of my hands Tingle & go Numb constantly. Both of my shoulders have shooting pains.

I was in a car accident 11/2013 & I have already had my Left Rotator Cuff surgically repaired on 10/2014
from a 90% tear.

Thank you,


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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,476
    I have never been a candidate for surgery myself, but wanted to wish you the best with your upcoming surgery.

    There is a __search__on this site, upper right on page. If you type in your concerns or conditions, you may be led to old posts with info , also articles and videos. The video selection is quite the library.
    And it's in every person language and easy to understand.

    There is a post called__post op must haves__ it's informative with things to plan for as you recover and ideas to distract you from any boredom you might go through. That may be helpful to you.

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  • Motor1MMotor1 Pittsburgh, PaPosts: 556
    Welcome & good luck with your upcoming surgery!
    What levels are you having fused? I had c4/5 done twice. First time, I didn't fuse, so they went in through the back of neck & put more screws in. I spent 2 days in hospital, then was discharged home. It was a very painful surgery compared to the anterior surgery.
    I was injured at work & all the doctors told me that my shoulder pain was coming from my neck. Well, 2 years later, my new ortho doctor did an Arthrogram & said I have to have rotator cuff surgery! So I have that scheduled for this Friday june 5.
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