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Anterior Cervical Spine Fusion

WillyoldschoolWWillyoldschool Posts: 2
edited 01/11/2016 - 9:53 AM in Recovering from Surgery
I had C-Spine surgery in March 2015. They went through the left side of my throat. They replaced the discs between C4-C5, and C5-C6, then fused C6-C7. In August 2016 they diagnosed the disc hardware between C5-C6 slipped and informed me I should have C4-C7 Fusion, which I did on 28 October. They used what looks like a binder clip with 2 screws on one side and 1 on the other when they did the original fusion of C6-C7, so when they went back in to fuse everything they used the same hardware. I am 10 weeks post op, and am having some of the same symptoms I was before the last surgery. Sharp pains above and below the fusion site, and a constant pressure in my C Spine area, with some tingling in my hands. I take 300mg of Lyrica twice a day for almost a year now, which is not helping

I had Xrays today, and got to look at them before I left the Xray facility. From the front, my spinal column looks like I have three binder clips holding everything together, but it is not straight. It looks like I have a slight bit of Scholyosis now. Is this normal?

Thanks, Bill

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