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Post Cervical Fusion C6-7 pain, MRI

kaylanakkaylana Posts: 2
edited 01/29/2016 - 10:01 PM in Neck Pain Forum
I had cervical fusion on C6-7 four months ago for a herniated disc causing pain in left neck, shoulder, arm, pain and nerve pain in the hand & fingers. After about the 3rd month the pain started up again, so I just had a new MRI with Tesla 3 and the impression indicates:
At C-7, there is anterior fusion with 2 mm retrolisthesis and disc/osteophyte complex producing mild spinal stenosis and moderate left foraminal stenosis including displacement of the left C7 nerve root.
I was hoping my surgery would have corrected my problem, but am confused about this MRI impression. Does this mean that the fusion failed and I still have a problem? I'm not sure what the displacement of the left C7 nerve root means. Any idea?

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    MILD Treated with conservative measures such as Physical Therapy and mild medications. Many times these situations can be cleared up and the condition can be resolved.MODERATE Some more treatments may be needed, ie Spinal Injections, Ultra sound and stronger medications. Always a possibility of more aggressive treatment if the conservative measures don't helpSEVERE Need for stronger medications. The requirement for surgery may be necessaryLiz, Spine-health Moderator


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    edited 07/26/2019 - 3:35 PM
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