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  1. #1
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    Unhappy neck pain surgery

    Having surgery on my neck on 14th . Pain really bad,back on ultram and muscle relaxers. Rod up into cervical area has moved and MD says this is probably causing my pain.
    He also told me I have quite alot of arthritis in my neck and hips(which nobody has ever voiced to me). If this doesn't help I may have to go to another specialist!!??
    I am very down right now .I can hardly do anything ...in fact I'm going to go because this is long enogh for me
    Thanks for listening
    51 yo
    dx 13 never braced
    DJD and osteoporosis ,Fx ribs 10/09(from osteo) downhill since,vertebral slippage w/ nerve damage and rotation
    Surgery 08/09/10 T1-S1 decomp,fusion w/ instrumentaion
    Sacral/pelvic fixation + 4 osteotomies and dura repair
    C 20 degrees to 4 degrees
    T 57 degrees to 15 degrees
    L 38 degrees to 5 degrees

  2. #2
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    I'm sry to hear. I hope the surgery works out well. What surgery are they going to do?
    Age 25 male
    Upstate NY
    T3-L3 fusion for 80's degrees kyphosis
    Anterior 9/21/10 & posterior 9/28/10
    Post op degrees soon to come

  3. #3
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    I feel bad for you and this pain. I sure hope the neck surgery gives you some relief. Hang in there, I'm so sorry this is more to deal with.
    Take care of yourself and soon you'll be back on the other side again!
    Shari - 55 years old
    Pre-Surgery 62 degree thorasic curve with shifting.
    Post op 13 degree curve.
    Successful surgery 4/15/10, T3-L2 fused.
    2nd surgery to reopen incision 10" to diagnose infection, 5/18/10
    Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI - the late Dr. Harry Herkowitz
    www.scoliosisthejourney.com

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    up at 4:30 from pain,can't sleep..(to bed @ 12 ) The rod is going to be shortened and shaved.
    going to try and rest ,I'll check in later.
    51 yo
    dx 13 never braced
    DJD and osteoporosis ,Fx ribs 10/09(from osteo) downhill since,vertebral slippage w/ nerve damage and rotation
    Surgery 08/09/10 T1-S1 decomp,fusion w/ instrumentaion
    Sacral/pelvic fixation + 4 osteotomies and dura repair
    C 20 degrees to 4 degrees
    T 57 degrees to 15 degrees
    L 38 degrees to 5 degrees

  5. #5
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    I'm so sorry to hear about your pain. I hope you can hang in there until the 14th and I hope the surgery fixes your pain permanently. I am not surprised you're feeling down. Try to think ahead of the surgery, when this will be behind you (sorry for the pun) and you have a better life to look forward to.

    Wishing you the best possible outcome.
    Surgery March 3, 2009 at almost 58, now 63.
    Dr. Askin, Brisbane, Australia
    T4-Pelvis, Posterior only
    Osteotomies and Laminectomies
    Was 68 degrees, now 22 and pain free

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    I am having neck surgery on Januray 13th.

    Melissa

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    What are you having done Melissa?
    Age 25 male
    Upstate NY
    T3-L3 fusion for 80's degrees kyphosis
    Anterior 9/21/10 & posterior 9/28/10
    Post op degrees soon to come

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryy View Post
    What are you having done Melissa?
    I am having 5-6-7 fused to hopefully eliminate my neck and shoulder pain

    Melissa

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