What is Cervical Spine Fusion?

Category: Surgeries

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This neurosurgical procedure is performed to relieve the pressure on one or more nerve roots, or on the spinal cord. It involves the stabilization of two or more vertebrae by locking (fusing) them together. The seven cervical (neck) vertebrae are numbered C1 to C7.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of Cervical Spine Fusion

Severe
5
Moderate
5
Mild
11
None
6

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Cervical Spine Fusion

Hospitalization
Patients
131
Hospitalization
Patients
5
Patients
4
Patients
3
Patients
2

Show all 42 reported side effects

Dosages

Why Patients Stopped Having Cervical Spine Fusion (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Not indicated
Patients
57
Reason
Course of treatment ended
Patients
2
Reason
Did not seem to work
Patients
1
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Duration

Currently Having Cervical Spine Fusion
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
0
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
0
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
1
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
0
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
0
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
6
Stopped Having Cervical Spine Fusion
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
1
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
1
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
0
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
0
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
1
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
2

Adherence


Always
Patients
20
74%
Usually
Patients
1
4%
Sometimes
Patients
3
11%
Never taken as prescribed
Patients
3
11%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
8
30%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
7
26%
A little hard to take
Patients
4
15%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
8
30%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
6
22%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
1
4%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
6
22%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
14
52%
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1 patient evaluation for Cervical Spine Fusion

itsnotmummy
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itsnotmummy
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Little
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F56y
FM:12y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See itsnotmummy's full Cervical Spine Fusion history

Dec 7, 2008 (Started Dec 07, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Other)
  • Side Effects
    Severe (Nerve damage)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: i was involved in an insident less than a month after surgery that bluntly gard my head and neck, doctor blew me off because i had no medical coverage.
Side effects: Nerve damage

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