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    Quote Originally Posted by gypsylady View Post
    When I had my fusion / grafts I was in a coma and dont remember much but all these years later I wonder why My family intervened because I was ready to leave


    I have diffeculty with my neck because I sometimes feel like the foreighn stuff in my neck makes me sick at times and I have horrible pain no matter what
    Personally I wouldnt go for another fusion again at this point .

    My uncle had his fusion like me and we both regret our surgeries

    Pain is pain
    No 2 ways around it it still is a pain in the neck lmao

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    gypsy lady,

    I was wondering what you meant by the hardware in your neck making you sick?

    i had a 2 level fusion in my neck as i could barely walk and at times hold myself up from the cord compression. I also have that feeling that there is always something in my throat, my SCM muscles since the fusion 12/09 are always inflamed. I feel like there is a post nasal drip often times and its like a drowning feeling as I cant get it up (pardon the grossness).

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    Mine was done in 2006 because of compression on the spinal cord. It was from an old injury, I was unaware my neck had been fractured.

    I always have pain in the neck and shoulder areas now that were'nt there before. Having said this, I would still choose the fusion. It was that or loose everything from c-4 down. That made it a no brainer. Permanant damage was done, but at least that stopped the progression.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokymtn memories View Post
    Mine was done in 2006 because of compression on the spinal cord. It was from an old injury, I was unaware my neck had been fractured.

    I always have pain in the neck and shoulder areas now that were'nt there before. Having said this, I would still choose the fusion. It was that or loose everything from c-4 down. That made it a no brainer. Permanant damage was done, but at least that stopped the progression.
    yes smoky, I agree, i had mine so a) i could hopefully regain motor function in my lges and b) also stop progression I had no choice really. i have all the arm pain, nerve pain, my rt hand doesnt work completey right but the deficit is slight and im in OT for that., PT for rest.

    But I was just curious about gypsyladys pain in her throat whether or not it was due to hardwar, as I feel mine is. As i stated about there is always a sensation of something stuck in my throat and SCM muscles irritated all the tme. I wanted to see if she were experiencing that.

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    I have some trouble with my throat now that I did'nt before they shoved tubes down my throat during the last surgery. My daughter tells me they did a swallow study, but I don't remember having it. Sometimes it's hard to swallow. I know when you're going south on the operating table, they aren't particular how the tubes get down there. I can't say I ever had any problems before that.

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    Talking neck pain improved after cervical fusion

    I had a fusion at C4/5 a couple of years ago because if neck pain and the pain absolutely improved. No problems since then.

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