HI. I had an acdf of c5/c6-c6/c7 on Feb. 18th. All seemed well. I blew through PT, and was released early. Was back to a pretty normal routine till about a month an a half ago when the pain came back.
Saw the original surgeon and he sent me for an MRI with contrast. I am showing a recurring bulge in c6.
How is this possible if all the disc was removed during surgery? I am fusing well, and have a cage and screws in those areas.
I am in all of the original pain I had before surgery, minus the shootnig pains down the right arm.
Help!!! Getting very frustrated and discouraged.
The surgeon says he can go in from the back and fix it, but I'm not sure if I want to be cut open again.