Re: Anterior Cervical Disk Fusion - c4/5/6 - ???
Luckily, with having only one level fused, your range of motion wont be limited hardly at all.i have a plate and screws and have had two surgeries done on my C 6-7,and have almost the same range of motion now as i did before the surgery.Actually it is much better than before the surgery as the majority of pain and those constant muscle spasms have gone.if the loss of possible ROM is what is your deciding factor is about whether or not to have the surgery, I really doubt that it would seriously impact you.if you want a good chance at losing the pain.the surgery would indeed be your best bet.Good luck on the decision process,I know there are alot more things to consider while trying to decide.You have to do what you really feel is the absolute best thing for your particular situation.marcia
11-20-01,placement of hardware for failed fusion
9-22-03,removal of cavernous hemangioma that was inside spinal cord. Neuro damage to L hand L leg and R leg.