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C5 c6 fusion recovery time

A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Yoo
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
Radiographically: If xrays or CT show good bone fomration and do not move on flexion and extension films, you are fused. If there is poor bone formation and/or movement... Read More

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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Please see below: Many times, cervical fusion are performed via anterior neck approach, short term swallowing problem and choking are common. See an ENT doctor for lar... Read More
Dr. David Martin
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 28 years experience
Spine surgery: Choking is not normal, but the swelling of surgery can give people the sensation of a lump in the throat. It usually goes away with time. If the cho... Read More
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Dr. Barry Handler
Plastic Surgery 32 years experience
Ask your surgeon: As soon as your neck surgeon say it is ok you can have your breast lift. That is the safest way to go.
Dr. Richard Tholen
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Ask neck surgeon: Your neck surgeon has the definitive answer based on your actual surgery, as well as how your healing has progressed. An elective cosmetic surgery sho... Read More
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Spine Surgeon: Given the nature of your spine surgery, and the fact that your neck may need to be “extended” for anesthesia purposes during breast surgery, best to w... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 34 years experience
Please repost: You are asking about something that happened after a 2-level fusion but according to your history, you did not have a fusion. Please repost with a cla... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery 27 years experience
Ask your surgeon: Every surgeon has his/her own guidelines for this procedure. There are so many factors affecting this answer- why you had surgery, how many levels of ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Worsened Scar: Ultraviolet light can cause your scar to appear more red than it would have, then if you had protected it. You should protect it from the sun and UV e... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Watson
Pain Management 38 years experience
Disc loading: I do not use terms, "domino effect." The fact is having two levels fused in your neck definitely means adjacent levels are being overworked and have ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
If you mean an : Artificial disc you are looking at about 3 months with resolution of symptoms other than just preop pain which is about the same if you had a fusion. ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Means you have fused: Lower cervical spine (c5-7) levels, while the upper c spine shows large spurs from the arthritis on the front of the spine. Essentially it means you ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Soren Singel
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Dorsal foraminotomy: If c5/6 have been fused already, this was done from the front. If there is residual pressure on the C6 nerve root (the bone spur you refer to), this c... Read More

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