Re: New here..
They used a fixed plate since the stability was an issue. I was in a car accident when I was about 17 and over the years, it hasnt really bothered me. I think I lost about 18% turning function from the accident. I began to develop bone spurs and osteoarithitis as well as finding out I have a Chiari type 1 malformation. Two years ago I started having cervical migraines and neuropathy, loss of sensation in fingers. It has taken me that long to find someone to listen to me! Sorry it wasnt five joints but five plates, so it was c3-c7. The scar is about 4 inches long from the front, as well as the bone graft they took from my hip. Yeah it hurts like heck, but I am more concerned about graft failure since it is so many of them at one time! I am sorry I do not know what BMP stands for. I am doing CervicalStim at home 4 hours a day and managing with pain killers. They sent me home in 23 hours so... Thanks for the well wishes!
Last edited by Eleanor7734; 02-19-2010 at 10:18 PM.
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