So happy to hear how it went!!
I think this is going to be more standard practice now for many of the Pain Management Drs. and clinics.
I think paying attention to the emotional side to dealing with chronic pain, having realistic expectations, and yes, making sure that there is a plan in place to use every available modality, besides pain medication, to help with your (collective your) pain.
Thanks for sharing with us:)
SB and "the pup who snores loudly"
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha"))
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Oct 2006