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Artificial Disc adjacent to a C-Spine fusion

Hello All,
I have been a reader of this forum for several years but don't post to often. I have a Anterior Cervical Discectomy with Spinal Fusion at C5-C6 that was performed in 2007. In 2009 I had a C6-C7 Foraminotomy which at the time worked to relieve the pain in the neck and arm. Fast forward to 2014, neck and shoulder pain with weakness in left Deltoid. My MRI showed disc herniated at C4-C5 and possible herniation at C6-C7. My Neurosurgeon that performed my Foraminotomy would like to put in an artificial disc in at C4-C5 above the current fusion. I have read about artificial discs but can't find any instances where they were used adjacent to a ACDF. Does anyone out there have this or know of someone who does? I would love to go back to 2007 and have the artificial disc put in rather than the fusion so that I would not have the problems I do with the disc above and below it.

Thanks
Mooneefish


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