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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
see details: When there is nerve or spinal cord compression that causes neurologic issues that have not responded to conservative therapy.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
52 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Not bad: Using miss techniques, recovery is not very painful. There still remains the probability of short-term (6 months) swallowing difficulties. If a fusion ... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
28 years experience Neurosurgery
3 months: Assuming a proper work-up has been done and conservative care has failed, most patients do very well from a single level cervical fusion. Average tim ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes, with plate ; --: Screw fixation with bone grafting, mostly requiring at least one -2 nights in the hospital.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slosar
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain relief: Most studies to date show that patients have significant improvement in neck pain after both fusion and artificial disc surgery. The fusion limits mo ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nader Pouratian
18 years experience Neurosurgery
Not necessarily: Medication, including Botox therapy, are first line choice.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: You may be experiencing referred pain from a cervical spine nerve compression, especially if there is history of a prior injury to your neck. Please ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manoj Mittal
16 years experience Neurology
Syrinx: It depends on the size of the syrinx and associated signs and symptoms. A neurosugeon will be the best person to answer your specific questions.
A female asked:
Dr. Lon Alexander
37 years experience Neurosurgery
No excessive pain: I am assuming that the cervical fusion is anterior, or from the front. Usually, patients do not report a great deal of pain after this surgery. Ofte ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
This dependent on : Several issues including need for medication post operatively that may sedate you & affect your judgement &/or reaction times. In addition, your abi ... Read More

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