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Posted by Tweak on October 17, 2000 at 18:05:38:

In Reply to: Re: Neck fusion posted by mary la on October 17, 2000 at 17:52:25:

Mary, My wife also had problems with numbness in her hands, etc., and it fixed her problems (90%+,anyway), so GOOD LUCK, Peace & Commfort to you, Tweak

: : My wife had two upper (neck) vertebrae fused 4 years ago by the same Dr. who is to do my lumbar fusion (in Nov.), and all went very well for her. It does seem as though neck fusion is much less serious than the lower stuff, so hang in there, and best of luck to you...Tweak.

: : : Hi guys, just follow this board and am busily trying to go thru allthe information, seems like we all have the same problem, to fus or not to fus and then after the fusion to heal. I had a spinal fusion in 1989 and UCLA which went bad after 5 years, although during that five years I worked ver very hard and felt alright, but it started hurting and I just kept pushing myself until I couldnt walk, and I lost my job, this job had no medical insurance, no vacation and no sick leave, luckily I had disability for awhile. Well now they say to re-fus my back, and my neck because mri shows bone impingement on nerves in my neck to arnms and hands which is why I have so much pain in my hands, I am confused, has anyone here had a successful neck surgery?Dont need anymore pain then what I am living with now lol peace & love mars

: Tweak thanks for the good news, I can live with my lower back pain, but I cant live not being able to use my hands, or without sleep! peace mary

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