I am new to this forum and have read/posted a few things now and then. I am suffering from my second ACDF and approaching my third surgery ! Doc says "failed fusion" or nonunion. I had my first ACDF in 2009 of the C5-6 without hardware and it seemed to be successful, only to go through the same issue 5 years later! My next ACDF was 2015 of the C6-7 with hardware but unfortunately my pain has persisted same as before the second surgery !
Can the bone fuse with a bone stimulator after one year ? Is there any other option for bone growth before writing it off and submitting to yet another surgery ? I am not mentally or physically ready to jump into that alternative ! I have been doing PM with injection and RFA. This has minimally helped with the pain but has reduced the level with the use of pain meds.
Anyone riding this same train please feel free to share your thoughts !