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Old 04-21-2016, 05:55 PM
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What about the c 2/3? I have been concerned about this level for a while; since before my ADR last May. Dr. Clavel said lets worry about it when we know there is an issue. I know Dr. Bertagnoli has done C 2/3. Are there any of us here that have had that level done? I know it's been asked before, but without great reply... My occipital never issue have come back and I am having pain at that level now.
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Old 04-21-2016, 05:58 PM
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If they can fuse that level why can't they do an ADR? Risk of infection is just as high either way.
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Old 04-21-2016, 09:29 PM
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I'm sure sorry to hear that you are having neck pain again. I don't know the answer re ADR at C2/C3.

If you can't get the surgery you want, you might want to check out having the RFA procedures done at that level if the pain gets unbearable. Each time they burn the nerves, they do one side and then a week later they do the other side. I had the procedures done in 2014 and then again a year later in 2015 with great results. It took care of my 24/7 migraines. I had them done again this year and I've been in worse pain. I had them done mid February. It usually take about 2 weeks for everything to calm down after they burn the nerves. I've heard up to 4 weeks from others but, I'm way past that now.
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2006: epidural shots did nothing; 2 surgeons recommended 2 level fusion, I declined.
2007 - 2010 4 foraminotomy and cord decompression cervical surgeries and 2 endoscopic discectomy T7-T8 surgeries; total 6 with Dr. Jho (Pittsburgh,PA) My C6/C7 autofused around 2009.
2013 - 2015: epidurals 3 times (again did nothing) and 4 Radiofrequency ablation (or RFA) procedures.
2016 more RFAs, hit the 10 year mark of this insanity and pain, 3 level M6-C ADR with Dr. Clavel May 19, 2016
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Old 04-22-2016, 04:51 AM
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I had the RFA done C2-7, both sides, to get rid of the migraines, cracking popping and stiffness. I am not completely free of pain, but better. I am told I need C3-4 done. I am going to see if Dr. Clavel can do that and my back at once. When I get to the point that I talk with him, I will ask about C2-3 as mine is bad also, its just not ready to be replaced yet. Maybe I shouldn't have said that. Sorry to hear you are having pain again. Ask about the RFA, its worth it.
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1979 car accident: rear ended
1980 ACDF C4-5
4/8/11 stopped, hit again
3 epidurals, PT, 2 MRI's,etc.
scheduled 3 times for C5-6, 6-7 fusion,
plus laminectomy at C3-4, and C 7, advised to do Bilateral lamino-foraminotomy C5-6, C6-7,a Percutaneous Discectomy L4 -L5
7/14 RFA on L3 to L5 (awake, local only)
C5-6,6-7 M-6 ADR with Dr. Clavel 9/17/14,
12/7/15 RFA L2-S1, Facet injections C2-7
6/3/16 RFA L2-S1, epidural L4,5, 8/26/16 RFA C1-7
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Old 07-11-2017, 07:50 PM
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I had the RFA done C2-7, both sides, to get rid of the migraines, cracking popping and stiffness. I am not completely free of pain, but better. I am told I need C3-4 done. I am going to see if Dr. Clavel can do that and my back at once. When I get to the point that I talk with him, I will ask about C2-3 as mine is bad also, its just not ready to be replaced yet. Maybe I shouldn't have said that. Sorry to hear you are having pain again. Ask about the RFA, its worth it.
Hi ya Scoop! Do you have any info on RFA you could share? Occipital nerve issue stink. I notice its worse when I am stressed. These muscles get tighter. Thx, Cheryl
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Old 07-12-2017, 10:44 PM
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Hi cheryl, sent you a PM
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1979 car accident: rear ended
1980 ACDF C4-5
4/8/11 stopped, hit again
3 epidurals, PT, 2 MRI's,etc.
scheduled 3 times for C5-6, 6-7 fusion,
plus laminectomy at C3-4, and C 7, advised to do Bilateral lamino-foraminotomy C5-6, C6-7,a Percutaneous Discectomy L4 -L5
7/14 RFA on L3 to L5 (awake, local only)
C5-6,6-7 M-6 ADR with Dr. Clavel 9/17/14,
12/7/15 RFA L2-S1, Facet injections C2-7
6/3/16 RFA L2-S1, epidural L4,5, 8/26/16 RFA C1-7
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Old 07-31-2017, 07:14 PM
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What re symptoms of facet joint issues other than pain?
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Old 07-31-2017, 07:15 PM
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I'm sure sorry to hear that you are having neck pain again. I don't know the answer re ADR at C2/C3.

If you can't get the surgery you want, you might want to check out having the RFA procedures done at that level if the pain gets unbearable. Each time they burn the nerves, they do one side and then a week later they do the other side. I had the procedures done in 2014 and then again a year later in 2015 with great results. It took care of my 24/7 migraines. I had them done again this year and I've been in worse pain. I had them done mid February. It usually take about 2 weeks for everything to calm down after they burn the nerves. I've heard up to 4 weeks from others but, I'm way past that now.
Other than Dr. Bertagnoli there is a surgeon in Australia that is done this level. I will see if I can find that link.
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49 years of age/5ft.7in./135 lbs./non-smoker/conservative treatments failed/2007 fusion C4-6 w/peek implants plate & screws, failed due to long term use of cox-2 inhibitor/2008 revised w/donor bone replace plate & screws/2009 fusion w/Roi-C implant C3-4/2015 MRI & CT shows incomplete fusion, significant central canal narrows at C3-4, mild posterior spurs C4-6, major ddd at C6-7, segmental kyphosis at C7-T1/ May 4th 2015 2-level ADR with Dr. Clavel Barcelona Spain, Hospital Quiron.
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Old 07-31-2017, 07:19 PM
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this doesn't actually say ADR at c2/3 but if fusion can be done; it would seem so that ADR can be done as well. It says that level of the spine can be accessed:

http://www.southcoastspine.com.au/de...reconstruction I would be very cautious about going to someone not more detailed in advertising. I only truly trust Dr. Clavel anyway.
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49 years of age/5ft.7in./135 lbs./non-smoker/conservative treatments failed/2007 fusion C4-6 w/peek implants plate & screws, failed due to long term use of cox-2 inhibitor/2008 revised w/donor bone replace plate & screws/2009 fusion w/Roi-C implant C3-4/2015 MRI & CT shows incomplete fusion, significant central canal narrows at C3-4, mild posterior spurs C4-6, major ddd at C6-7, segmental kyphosis at C7-T1/ May 4th 2015 2-level ADR with Dr. Clavel Barcelona Spain, Hospital Quiron.

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Old 08-08-2017, 07:01 PM
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Have any of you had that feeling before ADR that you head was going to snap your neck in two? Like the facet joints were going to collapse? I still remember what that was like.
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