Tagged: Post surgery neck pain
RivervadasParticipantJanuary 29, 2022 at 12:23 pmPost count: 26
Have you ever done a revision from one adr to another adr?
I have been reading how the M6-c has a better shock absorption ability that the other discs.Donald Corenman, MD, DCModeratorJanuary 29, 2022 at 1:58 pmPost count: 8506
I think it would be problematic to replace one ADR with another. You are asking for trouble. I would advise a fusion always to revise an ADR.
Dr. CorenmanRivervadasParticipantJanuary 29, 2022 at 2:42 pmPost count: 26
I will be going to Stanford for a consult on this. Is it common to still have considerable pain at the 4 month mark post ADR? My surgeon says yes but I’m not so sure.
Is there much loss of motion with fusion at c6-7?Donald Corenman, MD, DCModeratorJanuary 29, 2022 at 3:34 pmPost count: 8506
It is distinctly uncommon to have any significant pain in a well working ADR. Motion at C6-7 was probably limited before the ADR and that could have been one of the reasons for failure (if that is even the presenting problem). You can use the flexion-extension films now (you need them) and measure the current motion of C6-7. That will give you an idea of any loss of motion but i expect you have little to no motion at that level now if the disc has failed.
Dr. CorenmanRivervadasParticipantFebruary 13, 2022 at 4:05 pmPost count: 26
I was told by my surgeon that my motion in c6-7 is good and I’m probably experiencing muscle pain and it could take up to a year for it to resolve. Does that sound even remotely possible?
He also said I may also be experiencing “unmasking” from c3-4 which also has a bulge and may require surgery. I do have dieting pain in that region that extends up into the occipital area and down into the base of the neck and the shoulder.Donald Corenman, MD, DCModeratorFebruary 14, 2022 at 1:14 pmPost count: 8506
“I was told by my surgeon that my motion in c6-7 is good and I’m probably experiencing muscle pain and it could take up to a year for it to resolve. Does that sound even remotely possible”? No. How your surgeon knows that the motion of C6-7 is “good” without flexion/extension films is remarkable. There is a very simple way to know if this level is painful. Bilateral selective nerve root blocks at C6-7 with temporary relief of pain would help yield a diagnosis. See:
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