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AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:19 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
is it true fusion messes up the surrounding disks? oh man. my doc wants to do ACD, bone bank and titanuim. is that fusion?

i have myleopthy, myeomelasia. isn't that dangeous? one doc wants to wait, the other wants to do surgery. says i could get paralyzed.
also, is it true wants you have myelomalcia it can't be fixed?


  • If you are using a donor bank, then yes, they will be doing some kind of a fusion.

    I am not familiar with the term myelomelasia, but I am all too familiar with myelopathy. Myelopathy is not reversible, but surgery will/should stop the progression of it. There are many of us on here who have myelopathy, and it is serious enough that I would say if your surgeon says do it or risk paralysis, you should do it. but only you can decide for yourself.

    Good luck with your decision.
    Surviving chronic pain one day at a time, praying for a reprieve because living another 40 years like this doesn't sound too fun!
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