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Old 08-01-2010, 01:41 PM
asanders asanders is offline
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Default Hi from Upstate NY

Hi, I'm Amy, 25 yrs old. I'm looking for info. regarding migrating/slipping ADRs. I have the Prodisc-C at c5-c6 (placed on April 12th) that now appears to be slipping forward. I am in a considerable amount of pain, I have lost my job, and can't sit for more than half an hour without getting a very bad headache.
I'm going to attempt to post one of my x-rays, bear with me, I'm not great at this
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Old 08-01-2010, 02:53 PM
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Exclamation Please call your doctor!

Amy, I know this sounds obvious, but you need to get the proper medical attention as soon as possible. Have you called your PCP? Surgeon? Pls provide much more information when you can! What symptoms do you have, what pain levels, etc.

Also, did you take NSAIDs after surgery? Any anti-inflammatories? Did the imaging studies show proper placement of the device the day of surgery -- showing that the device has migrated?
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Old 08-01-2010, 03:09 PM
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I am still seeing my surgeon (in fact, I see him again on Tuesday). I do feel as though I have been getting the run around lately, there has been far too much of a wait and see attitude, which I will address at this appointment. I did take naproxen after the surgery.
Prior to the surgery I had intense headaches, neck pain, and 'deadening' and severe weakening of my left arm. My pain level then was 7-8. Now on most days, it's maxed out at 10. I have a very odd sensation in my throat, about 2 inches behind my incision, I have no way to explain the sensation, it's just incredibly strange.
I had fluoroscopy images done during and xrays right after the surgery, but I have only briefly looked at them, and don't have ready access to them (which I'm sure I could get if I wanted).
Besides the current severe neck pain and headaches, I'm starting to once again get bicep pain. I actually went to the ER recently and my CT Scan there showed a grade 1 anterolisthesis.
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