failed fusion twice at same level?
Hello. I'm coming to the unfortunate conclusion that I think my second fusion surgery at C5-6 has failed. I have a posterior fusion last July after a failed ACDF in January 2008. I am experiencing the very same pain in the very same spot that I did with my last failure. I haven't gotten my CAT scan yet, but I'm not feeling good about it.
Has anyone failed a second time around, even after BMP and using a bone growth stimulator for 3 months? I was feeling pretty good for a few months, but it's slowly getting back to where it was. I have pain in my neck, shoulder, elbow and arm all on the left side.
I put on my Aspen collar the other night and my pain went from about a 9 to a 4 after I wore it for a few hours. That was kind of telling. Is there anything they can do short of ANOTHER surgery?