It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!
Quick Start Forum Video Tutorial
We strongly suggest that members do not include their email addresses. Once that is published , your email address is available to anyone on the internet , including hackers.
All discussions and comments that contain an external URL will be automatically moved to the spam queue. No external URL pointing to a medical web site is permitted. Forum rules also indicate that you need prior moderator approval. If you are going to post an external URL, contact one of the moderators to get their approval.
There are no medical professionals on this forum side of the site. Therefore, no one is capable or permitted to provide any type of medical advice.
This includes any analysis, interpretation, or advice based on any diagnostic test
The main site has all the formal medical articles and videos for you to research on.
Data Entry Job – SCAM!
We are aware that someone out there is using our CEO’s name and our company name to “recruit” people for a data entry job. It is a fake. Please do not give them any of your personal information. We are not now, nor have we ever, had data entry positions available.
Cervical Facet Joint Block after ACDF
Has anyone been recommended to receive cervical facet joint block injection after ACDF? I am four months (surgery on 8/31/09) out from my procedure - 2 level ACDF C5-C7 with plate. I have had some very good weeks with very little pain but every time I start into PT or handle my 6 month for a period of time,I get a terrible flare-up in my traps that then tighten my scalens and the muscles around my occipitals. Also I am now having swelling in the back of my neck at the C7 junction from my posture changing when my traps go into spasm, I had 2 cervical facet blocks before surgery that did not work, but my Doc continues to be persistent and assure me this is a new phenomenon as my neck and shoulder muscles are struggling to adjust to the new dynamics of my neck. I am a very muscular guy who used to train with weights vigorously and played high contact sports.
Brief history: 35 year old male, former body builder, 225 pounds at 5'9", played football, basketball. Lower back Artificial Disc L5 - 2004. Doing great with that, absolutely no issues anymore in lower back. Neck went bad in February 2009 all of a sudden, after six months of every conservative treatment under the sun, cervical fusion seemed to be the only option left.
Thanks in advance if anyone has good information about cervical facet block injections post surgery.