About Me: Female, 54, Preist River, ID, member since Mar 2010
In 2001 had cervical fusion on C4 C5 C6 ,screws in C4 and C6.It was a failed fusion and the 2 screws broke.2003 the same surgeon took out the fragments left in the tips in C4 and C6 and added three more screws in C4 C5 C6 with a Atlantis plate.The fusion healed but I ha
[More]d a few falls over the years.I moved and got a new PCP, he ordered a cervical myelogram and it showed broken screw in C4 and fusion broken between C5-C6.So I am searching for a Neuro Cervical Specialist that deals with patients of multiple surgeries, I am willing to travel to find the best. I know the risk of surgery with paralyzes but I need a surgeon to be honest with me.
After six months so far so good. Healing slowly, some stiffness and soreness in the morning and late evening, but no pain and otherwise doing fine. I would definitely say that Scripps is worth the trip, but make sure that you pick a doctor/surgeon you're comfortable with. Sorry to hear about your chronic pain, and I can't imagine how a screw broke loose. I have 10 screws in mine (two above and below each of the four levels). There's a lot they can do for chronic pain these days and I'm sure that Scripps will help you find the answer. Take care!
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