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:eek: plates & screws July 2003...in a Maimi J collar for 6 months..have swallowing problems still...have mulitlevel DDD, Spondylolthesis,Stenonis..
Was symptom free for 9 months when burning pain started..mostly left arm/hands..NS thinks Rsd so I had a series of blocks..no help..Tens Unit no help..Nuerontin 3000mgs & 750 Vicodin 3 times a day to keep pain at a 4-5...

NOW it seems I didn't fuse at c6/7..CT scan also showing bony tubercles at c7...NS said Pseudoarthrosis...fancy work for no fuse...

See the NS in May...Would like to be ready for what he may say or suggest..

Two yeas ago I worked, played softball, golf, hiked..HAD a life...a active 48yr old female...

So will surgery help the pain..can I get by without fusing?

ANY and all comments welcomed..

Melinda -

I'm sorry to see that you're having these problems. I had a 3 level ACDF in '02 and still have compression at C5/6, causing me shoulder pain. I don't know what the doctor will say for sure, but he might suggest some kind of posterior procedure to go in and fix what wasn't fixed the first time.

I hate that you have to take so much Neurontin and Vicodin, and hope that you get some relief soon.