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billswife621 posted:
I am 61 years old and am having a problem with my neck. They want to do the cervical fusion on c4, c5, and c6. Some people I have talked to said not to have it done. They had it done about 10 years ago and they said it is worse. I don't know what to do, but I want to get rid of the pain. Any suddestions?
earlyretirement responded:
hello billswife621, have you thought about getting at least a couple more expert opinions concerning your neck,especially a neurosurgeon-vs-an orthopedic surgeon? not knowing exactly who they are that want to treat you..and are you having any other symptoms other than Pain? Typically Surgery is not a good answer for treating just pain in itself and I would imagine this is from osteoarthritis? did you injure your neck at some point in your life? Has this been going on for a while or recently. The cervical spine in itself doesn't leave a lot of room for your spinal cord when there is a problem but even then 80% of herniated discs in the neck will resolve on it's on time without surgical intervention being done. I do feel like you need to research this a lot more before making any decisions and provide a little more information. I do feel for you and your pain and hope that you are recieving good pain management for your neck problem...keep in touch

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