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Just to say Hi. I'm new to the forum and glad to have found it, quite by accident. I had been researching posterior foraminotomy and stumbled across this site (ooops, bad pun I guess 8} )
I am 4 months out from a revision anterior cervical fusion and still am in subtantial pain. Have radiculitis down the right arm and on-again-off-again weakness in the right deltoid muscles. Orthopedist is trying to rule out everything, even though I keep telling him it feels like bone-on-bone pain. Sorry for me that the MRI's don't show anything conclusive, so I get to repeat the "conservative" steps that Blue Cross makes us go through beofre surgery is even talked about. Last week we did nerve block injections at c-5&6 with no results. Traction and PT are a waste of tme and money.
Looking for feedback on results from having had a foraminotomy (?) or a posterior cervical fusion. Is one better than the other for long term relief of pain and symptom (as if having your neck ripped open is a "better" option :S ).