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chronic appearing disruption of the ventral c4 - c7 fusion plate at c6-c7 level

I had surgery on my neck 8 years ago replacing my discs with titanium cages and bone grafts from my hip at C3/4, C4/5, C5/6, and C6/7. I have considered it a tremendous success with minimal pain and excellent mobility. I was I a minor car accident the first week of December 2016 where the air bag deployed striking me mid chest with the top hitting me right beneath my chin. I did not go to the hospital that night. Just felt stunned and waved to go home. I woke up the next morning sore everywhere and the morning after that my life completely changed. I have no mobility I my neck and pain that won't let up even on morphine. My pain mgmt doctor took Xray and stayed there was broken hardware. My PVP ordered a CT scan and said no broken hardware but "chronic appearing disruption of the ventral c4 - c7 fusion plate at c6-c7 level"
Can anyone help me with what any of this means and what my next step should be. I do have a referral out for a Neuro surgeon to take a closer look at the CT scan but any advice or help would be appreciated
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  • RangerRRanger on da rangePosts: 1,025
    Hi Val,
    It's in your best interest to wait and talk to the neurosurgeon after he looks at your imaging. Also try and get at least one or two more opinions from other highly rated medical professionals.
    Good luck to you and hope all goes well.
    Ranger
  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 7,385
    Reminder......there are no medical professional on discussion forums.
    We members are not qualified not allowed to comment on test results......

    Thank you......
    Sue
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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 7,385
    Hello ValKrauel !
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    Sue
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