We just found out that my 11yo daughter has a C2-3 fusion. Prior to finding out, she complained of headaches in the back of her head. That's controlled with an anti-inflammatory. She also has tightness in her shoulder/neck muscles, and scapula pain. One shoulder appears higher than the other because of this tightness I believe. She does not have scoliosis. Only other associated anomaly she's had that I'm aware of so far is ASD & VSD she had as an infant. Those healed on their own. Waiting to see spine specialist. I'm wondering what others with a c2-c3 fusion have been told to avoid, in terms of activities. We were told by a generalist to avoid contact sports. My opinion is that most sports can turn into contact sports. Also, wondering if anyone else has had TMJ issues from nocturnal bruxism. A TMJ specialist is questioning whether bruxism is related to her airway & is interested in a sleep study. I was able to find one study online about an older person with more extensive KFS who had sleep-related breathing problems. Not sure if this would really be an issue for my daughter. ******************************************************************** Welcome to Spine-Health
It would be very helpful if you could provide us with more details. So many times we read about members who have different tests and they all come back negative. The more clues and information you provide, the better chances in finding out what is wrong,
Here are some questions that you should answer:
- When did this first start?
- Was it the result of an accident or trauma?
- What doctors have you seen? (Orthopedic, Neurosurgeon, Spine Specialist, etc)
- What Conservative treatments have you had? Which ones?
- What diagnostic tests have you had? And their results (MRI, CTScan, XRay, EMG, etc)
- What medications are you currently using? (details, dosage, frequency, etc)
- Has surgery been discussed as an option? (If so, what kind)
- Is there any nerve pain/damage associated?
- What is your doctor’s action plan for treating you?
Providing answers to questions like this will give the member community here a better understanding
of your situation and make it easier to respond.
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Everything that is posted here is based on personal experiences and perhaps additional research.
As such, no member is permitted to provide
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What could be good for someone could spell disaster for another.
You should also consult your doctor to better understand your condition and the do’s and don’t’s.
It is very important that new members (or even seasoned members) provide others with details about their condition(s). It is virtually impossible to help another member when all the details we have areI’ve had this for years, it hurts, I cant move my shoulder – what could this be, what treatment should I get?
Diagnosing spinal problems can be very difficult. In many ways its like a game of clue. Especially, when the diagnostic tests come back negative – no trouble found! Then its up to the patient and the doctor to start digging deeper. The doctor is like a detective. They need clues to help them move along. So, you as the patient need to provide the doctor with all sorts of clues. That is like it is here. Without having information about a condition, its impossible for anyone here to try to help.Specific comments :Personal Opinion, not medical advice :
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