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    Old 06-12-2002, 05:02 AM   #16
    Join Date: May 2002
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    Re: C5, C6, C7 Fusion


    I'm not sure if they can be fused from one side only. Thats 3 levels, one more than me. I would go get a second opinion and found out. I believe going thru the back is more painful since they go thru more muscles.

    I wish you well and keep us posted.


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    Old 06-16-2002, 04:33 AM   #17
    Join Date: Jun 2002
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    Re: C5, C6, C7 Fusion

    Hi, this is my first time. I had a c4 & 5 fusion in nov 2001. It was a rush job as bladder and bowels had packed up.i was not aware of any problem until i knocked my knee and started to get numbness from the waste down and also numb fingers on right hand. I was sent for mri which discovered i had a small spinal cord and the discs were squashing it. They were going tro put a plate in but when they got in there there wasn't room, so removed the discs and di a bone graft from the hip. I though great this wasn't going to take long to get over but 7 months on i have had no improvement at all. I get frustrated easily when i can't do the things i used to. I wonder if things will ever improve and wait to see the specialist in july. That is if they don't lose me in the system again. I wonder if anyone could tell me ddoes this conditio affect the brain as i do stupid things like poutting my foot on the clutch instead of brale and run into a pole. No one has told me much and it would be nice to get some comments.

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