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If you get the neck fused, that will eliminate the pain, right? Can you do that now and then do the vertebrae and disc replacement? Or does it have to be in-operated on neck to do the vertebrae replacement? And does he use the robotic surgery for joint replacement?

The neck fusion would eliminate pain but it has a 60 % fail rate at my age, and if fused you can't do the replacement when approved...plus IF I did the fusion you can not look down to see where your stepping, drive a.
Car and on and on....I will deal with the pain in the neck until it is unbearable, ( he said at that point I could have nerves "burned " , another option that can create more problems...) I am just happy to get my hands working and hopefully gain some strength back in them and stop the shaking.... going to go to pain management and see about other options to mange the neck pain, sure can hurt to explore other alternatives....absolutely do not like pain pills they make me feel wonky and sick to my stomach....maybe acupuncture ???
 

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Any idea what caused the neck problem?

Age, work lifting people, and life...degenerative osteoarthritis created bone spurs thus pinching nerves.....OLD AGE LOL ain't for wimps....I will have the option (when I can't stand it , to have nerves " burned")
it's just simply another adventure on life's path, got to learn to live with it , and keep on keeping on 😆
 

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Does anything else help? Like neck brace at night, etc? Heat? NSAIDs? Anything that may get you through until replacement parts are in stock? :) turmeric? Nothing will totally stop this but, maybe dull it? The elbow and wrist fixes may actually help the neck seem better.....less places hurting at once.
 

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Does anything else help? Like neck brace at night, etc? Heat? NSAIDs? Anything that may get you through until replacement parts are in stock? :) turmeric? Nothing will totally stop this but, maybe dull it? The elbow and wrist fixes may actually help the neck seem better.....less places hurting at once.
I use the soft collar neck brace often during the day to "rest" my neck, have been taking turmeric and am on anti inflainflamation (NSAIDs) and muscle relaxers...can't use the NSAIDs forever but, definitely getting both hands and arm use back will certainly be a game changer that I am looking forward to...
 

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So glad to hear that there are some options available now for the hands and arm.... future for the neck hopefully.

I get it on the fusion. That is why I spent 5 years and multiple dr consultation appts on the ankle because they all kept saying fuse and I knew once that was done, there were no changing the results.... that is why I held out and am SOOO GLAD that I did, and found the dr at Duke to do the ankle replacement.... it has worked out very very well.... and why I am doing both knees this fall.....
You do what you can, and try to deal with the other pain until there is a better solution.... MY THOUGHTS are with you on this....Keep the faith for a better solution like I did for 5 years with the ankle....
 

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So glad to hear that there are some options available now for the hands and arm.... future for the neck hopefully.

I get it on the fusion. That is why I spent 5 years and multiple dr consultation appts on the ankle because they all kept saying fuse and I knew once that was done, there were no changing the results.... that is why I held out and am SOOO GLAD that I did, and found the dr at Duke to do the ankle replacement.... it has worked out very very well.... and why I am doing both knees this fall.....
You do what you can, and try to deal with the other pain until there is a better solution.... MY THOUGHTS are with you on this....Keep the faith for a better solution like I did for 5 years with the ankle....
Thank you Jan for the encouragement, I will definitely be investigating options . Just .like you searched and waited to find the surgeon who said he could do your ankle .
I hope things have gone smoothly with your trip and family gathering for your mom's service,..and your dad is holding up well...my thoughts are with you and your loved ones ❤
 

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You need cell salts. I had bone Spurs on my heel. Could barely walk, it hurt so bad. I did research in homeopathy and came up with Calc Fluor, a cell salt.


It’s worth a try, it’s cheap, what do you have to lose?
 

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You need cell salts. I had bone Spurs on my heel. Could barely walk, it hurt so bad. I did research in homeopathy and came up with Calc Fluor, a cell salt.


It’s worth a try, it’s cheap, what do you have to lose?
I have been taking one per day...how much do I need to take?
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