I discovered this site a couple of days ago and now I’m addicted to it!! Been reading loads of postings and gathering valuable information and advice. Everyone seems so nice; it’s good to know we are not the only person in the world who has these conditions (cos it sure feels like it sometimes).
Anyways, a little bit about me: I’m 32 year old female living in Milton Keynes (UK), I have 2 children and I’m training to be a teacher.
Approximately 5 years ago, all of a sudden I could not move my neck. To cut a very long story short, I eventually found out I had been born with C3/4 fused together (a birth defect). This is when the pain started; up until then I had no clue about this defect. Had lots of treatments in the last 2 years, injections, epidurals..Etc. and eventually had surgery last February to fuse C4/5 (wasn’t successful, pain worse than ever, but don’t let this put you off.. i don’t regret the op, and there are lots of success stories RE this op. ). I think they really don’t exactly know what is wrong with me, but they try these procedures to see if it helps. Due to have Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA), so any advice on that would be great.
My main question to everyone is; has anyone else been born with a fusion? So far, it seems everyone’s problems started with an accident. (Or am I the only freak)!! Lol
Fusion caused by birth defect