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Old 05-18-2011, 03:15 PM
Hooch Hooch is offline
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Is your son Dustin? He posts on another board, adrsupport.

I don't know why they are fusing over instead of removing the discs. Maybe some of the others who are more familiar with cervical can respond. My concern is can you get the disc out after a posterior fusion, if the results aren't good?

I don't know if you are able to financially support your son or take him in as he goes through this. My only concern is that revision operations are not a good place to be and you want to do the right one.

As you can see the reality is he is disabled by pain, but fortunately for the insurance doctors pain is not quantifiable and we live for the most part in a callous society. My only concern would be doing the right op for where he will be in 5 years, not 5 months. That normally means a second or third opinion.
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