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Multiple spine surgery

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:22 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hello I am new to this site. I was just wondering how many out there were having to have more then one or 2 spinal fusion surgerys. I just had my 6th cervical surgery on August 7th. Mine started in 99 with C 6-7 and then a repair in 2000 following a fall. Then again in 2003 for C5-6 which required 2 surgeries in same hospital stay. This fusion never fused and I had C 5-6 and C4-5 done in 2006. Even though I kept having the surgeries I never went back to being without pain. This last surgery turned into a 5 and a half hour surgery with removal of old hardware and C3-4 fusion. This was with a new doctor and this time he used did alot of clean up of scar tissue. Apparently C3-4 vertebrae had actually started to fuse together and he had to separate them to place the donor bone in for the fusion. I do not have the severe pain in my spine anymore.But I do now have numbness and tingling sometimes pain near my rt knee. Dont know if this is damage caused by the severe heirnation. I know I was told you run the risk of the disc above or below the fusion heirnating too. I pray the last 2 dont heirnate too.
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