You mentioned that you had a C5-C6 fusion about 9 years ago, I think I would be talking to a neurologist, allot of people that have disc fusions have problems with the disc above or below their fused disk and it is usually with in ten years. I had a C6/7 fusion done in 85 while in the military, I just had a c5/6 fusion done 3 weeks ago, I had my follow up today. I was told I was extremely lucky to have went 20 some years before needing another fusion as the usual time frame is ten years. I was having pain in my left arm going from my elbow down into the last 3 digits of my hand with some nubness and tingling! It was worse with my ams hanging down and it felt better when I had my arm up and bent across my abdomen as if it were in a sling. Anyway it was because on impingement of the spinal roots in my cervical area. Anyway I wish you luck and hope it all works out well for you.
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I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV