Cervical disk replacement surgery: What helps with the pain?
About 4 years ago, I have disk replacement surgery.
C5/6 was replaced and the recovery was very easy (certainly easier than L3/4 X-Lift Fusion).
I've been having pain issues over the last year (or so).
MRI has shown that other disks are not in great shape, I have arthritis and bone spurs.
To top it off, I am growing bones that are fusing by the replacements, something it shouldn't be doing.
Sadly, the 'representative' from the insurance company is NOT approving surgery to remove the artificial disks.
Only 1% of the people who have this surgery has issues, and I am one of them.
Anyway, just wondering if there is another 1% patient who has gone through the same thing.
Right now, I take injections and I'm in PT (something the insurance company insisted upon).
If anything, it hurts more, but what do I know??? lol
Here's to a pain-free weekend, all!