Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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You had a fusion at C5-6 and had temporary good results. I hope you did not start PT 3-5 weeks later for your neck fusion as this is early for PT.

You might not have a solid fusion of your C5-6 level. Typically, patients with a pseudoarthrosis (lack of fusion) will feel good initially but will then develop pain as the fusion fails.

A new X-ray including flexion/extension will be helpful to ascertain if this has occurred.

Dr. Corenman