Re: IS FUSING HAPPENING? Tommorrow I'll know
just exactly where was your surgery done on?i am assuming somewhere in the c spine area?the ring finger is actually innervated by the c 7 and c 8 nerves the one side towards the pinkie is the c 8 side and the opposite is the c 7.is this numbness constant or intermittant?if it is intermittant,it could be the bone moving meaning you may not be fused yet,which considering only ten weeks can be kind of iffy for most people.it just depends on alot of different factors.if you are having actual flexion and extention x rays and you do not have any hardware,it would be pretty easy to tell whether or not you fused or not.mine was very obvious it wasn't despite an MRI and CT that stated it was,but thats a whole other sordid story.
i DO wish you luck and hope all is well.having inflammed muscle stuff going on after any fusion surgery is not that unusual since you keep trying not to move your head all the time.it just gets stressed,and tight.ask your doc for some excercises you can do to try and help loosen the area.
or agood PT massage would help too.i hope the news is good.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.