Hello there I am a Newbie, but have years of experience with a C5-6-7 surgery and recovery. Herneated discs at C5-6-7 in my swimming pool in the summer of 1995 and the effects showed in Nov 1995 with horrible pain in left shoulder, neck and back. Surgery Dec 1995, week before holidays. Cervical collar for 12 months and slow process for perfect fusion and not really a problem for most of ten years. Then I had a few scares that I injured something as fusion limits movement and neck is a barometer for the weather changes. But things were really fine until a couple of years ago.
Here is my question. Has anyone experienced allergic reaction or rejection of the titanium plates? Or what about sensitivity to cold and a lower body temp? After 19 years with the plate in place, I have had these symptoms for the last year or so. My temp is 97 most of the time. Had trouble for the last 12 mos with allergies and blocked sinuses, itchy neck, hives and rashes along my neck, scalp along occipital bone. Also tingling in fingers, elbow and shoulder. Dr. said my sinuses were completely blocked yesterday. After applying heat to my neck, my sinuses opened. If I remove the heat they close up tight. AM I REJECTING the plate? Having a reaction to it? I am wearing a heat pad on neck now, and that seems to relieve some of the symptoms. Anyone with this experience?