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    Old 07-17-2003, 06:31 AM   #1
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    Post Decrease cracking at base of neck

    Many of us who have had neck surgery (ACD and bone fusion) seem to have worse cracking at the base of the neck than we had prior to surgery.

    Can we make a concerted effort with our physical therapists and doctors to find out how to decrease this as soon after surgery.

    My neck cracks after surgery even when I rub my eyes or touch my head.

    I would like some resources on this. Do you think that once the brace is off (12 weeks for me) that I should start moving the neck inside a swimming pool to decrease that cracking?

    Any other thoughts?



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    Old 07-17-2003, 01:08 PM   #2
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    You need to discuss this with your surgeon, but my brace has been off for over a year now and I have done PT and I still get the cracking. I haven't asked the current PT about the cracking but the surgeon told me it probably would not go away.

    Let me know what your surgeon says - maybe he can give you a reason for it.

     
    Old 07-18-2003, 06:13 PM   #3
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    hi

    i had thorasic fusion t8 and since surgrey 1 year ago my neck cracks to and i did not wear any sort of brace i get it any time of the day and even if im just sitting itll crack it drives me nuts somtimes it can be uncomfortable i was told it was just air cracking????? emmm i dont think so
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    mva 22.11.99
    compression fracture of T8 nearly all ribs on left side broken 1 healed with 1cm overlap and several transverse process broken
    refered for surgrey feb 2000
    march 2000 after having ct scan discovered i was prgnant NOT PLANNED
    decemeber 2000 had beautiful baby boy who is my motivation
    feb 2002 had surgrey a long gap form accident to op as i also breest fed my wee boy
    feb 5th 2002 had my back op
    posterior osteotomy and release,subsequent anterior trans thorasic approach with corpectomy of T8 and reconstruction using mesh cage with rib bone graft and a third stage of posterior correction of the deformity using pedicle screw instrumention and further bone grafting.
    own bone used rib 7 on left side so have big gap
    march 17 2003 got all clear from surgeon i have fused
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    mva 22.11.99
    compression fracture of T8 nearly all ribs on left side broken 1 healed with 1cm overlap and several transverse process broken
    refered for surgrey feb 2000
    march 2000 after having ct scan discovered i was prgnant NOT PLANNED
    decemeber 2000 had beautiful baby boy who is my motivation
    feb 2002 had surgrey a long gap form accident to op as i also breest fed my wee boy
    feb 5th 2002 had my back op
    posterior osteotomy and release,subsequent anterior trans thorasic approach with corpectomy of T8 and reconstruction using mesh cage with rib bone graft and a third stage of posterior correction of the deformity using pedicle screw instrumention and further bone grafting.
    own bone used rib 7 on left side so have big gap
    march 17 2003 got all clear from surgeon i have fused
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    july 2003 ercp to remove gallstone from bile duct
    august 2003 gallbladder removed

     
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