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Non Union 2 Level ACDF
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Non Union 2 Level ACDF

I need help...I am afraid.  I had a 2 level ACDF C 5/6 and C 6/7 with a DePuy Eagle Plate and 6 screws in November 2010.  I went into heart failure - High Grade 2nd Degree AV Block after the surgery ( now with Pacemaker ) and continued with neck/shoulder/head/arm pain and numbness in right hand.  I found out last November that I have NoN Union of C 6/7 and I have been in fear ever since.  I am afraid of having surgery again and I do not know who to go to to get help?  My pain is unbearable!  My quality of life is zero.  The only releif i get is when i am walking.  Can someone please help me?  Sad in Central Pennsylvania
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Talk with your cardiologist. If he thinks the heart can take it then you should consider another surgery. But if possible from a different neurosurgeon.Go to P.T.
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My 1st surgery was with an Orthopaedic Surgeon and he used cadaver bone on 2 levels.  I would like to use my own bone this time.  What do you think?
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