My first surgery was Feb. 14, 2006, they fused C5-C7.
My second surgery was April 8, 2008, they fused C7-T1.
Now MRI 5 months later shows a bulging disc at the C4-C5 level and possible one starting at the C3-C4, will I need surgery again? If they do fuse those levels will my ROM be severly restricted? Now I can't move that much because I am only 5 months post op and just now getting weined out of the soft collar, but I haven't noticed that the rom is restricted much. I am scared that I am going to need another surgery, or on the other hand that they won't do anything about it now and I will go back to work and then it will herniate and I will have to be off again for the third time. How much will my employer be willing to take??? I see my surgeon on the 1st of Oct., and he don't like to answer my questions very well. I was seeing his PA, but he told me that he wants me to see the surgeon, I am thinking that is not a good sign.