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  • maggieme65
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    I had fusion surgery 6 1/2 years ago at c5/6. The remaining side effect is choking when I eat. This has become more and more severe as the years pass. Will it eventually level off, and possibly get better? My current surgeon says I am probably leveled off by now and it will probably stay with me for the rest of my life. Would you agree?

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    After 6.5 years, the swallowing problem is likely to be permanent but more research needs to be undertaken. X-rays to look for bone spur formation that can lead to dysphagia need to be completed. A swallowing study performed by an ENT physician can also help lead to a diagnosis.

    Dr. Corenman

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