internal scar tissue after 4 neck surgeries

davis55 Community Member November 01, 2008
  • I've had three fussions done in my neck the nerosurgen went in thru the front, then this was done at three separte times, I had my neck crushed at work.

    Then I started having passing out spell inwhich my blood pressure would drop to say 70/40 only I was not unconcious, but I couldn't move, my nurosurgen ran some test to find the cause, my spinal cord was swelling so he had to go in and cut my neck vertabres in half and used titainium rods, bars and 1/2" squares to create new vertabres because the opening for my spinal cord was to small and it was squezzing my spinal cord, it helped tremendously. My first surgery was in 2001 my last was in 2007. You can imagin the scar tissue that has built up from all this surgery. Well now I am having alot of pain where the scar tissue has built up, and headaches that are undiscribeable. Does anyone know a doctor who specializes in removing scar tissue?

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  • Mike Mangan
    Feb. 25, 2014

    After cervical neck fusion along with bilat. forminormies,I have massive calcified scar tissue,that no one including the surgeon does not seem to care about.I'm at a lack for words and would appreciate some feedback from anyone who has been through this and can give me some advice.Thanks,Mike

     

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    Marianne Showalter
    Dec. 18, 2011

    I had thyroid cancer in 08.  They removed my thyroid.  Cancer came back within a year. I had another surgery in which they did nothing due to the fact it was on my arterty.  I themn found a doctor who would tackle what had then spread to my vocal cords and voice box.  I had 30 days of radiation.  My voice somewhat came back and my taste...

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    I had thyroid cancer in 08.  They removed my thyroid.  Cancer came back within a year. I had another surgery in which they did nothing due to the fact it was on my arterty.  I themn found a doctor who would tackle what had then spread to my vocal cords and voice box.  I had 30 days of radiation.  My voice somewhat came back and my taste comes and goes.  One whole side of my neck is hatd as a rock.  They say it is scar tissue.  My lasy visit because I was concerned of my phelm and swallowing, the doc said eventually I would not be able to swallow.  Has anyone ever been told this and are there some ways to advoid this from happening? Does anyone wake up where there is so much phelm that you almost choke to deaeh.  Marianne  St. Louis

  • Sola
    May. 15, 2010

    I should have had neck surgery over 6 yrs. ago.  I opted not to have it as after my accident, not only did I have a large extruded disc with a slight displacement of my spinal cord, the multiple impacts durring my accident has totally changed the shape of my neck:  I have lots of scar tissue.

     

    I've done reabahabilatative masssae for 22 yrs. ...

    RHMLucky777

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    I should have had neck surgery over 6 yrs. ago.  I opted not to have it as after my accident, not only did I have a large extruded disc with a slight displacement of my spinal cord, the multiple impacts durring my accident has totally changed the shape of my neck:  I have lots of scar tissue.

     

    I've done reabahabilatative masssae for 22 yrs.  I grew up in a Chiropractic family.  I developed a prapritatary system of massage that is totally non-painful, restores the normal curvature of the neck there by decompressing it as spasams are released.  (Tractioning doesn't help many people because the spasams themselves are not balanced or even, so an even pressure pull can actually cause more pain and irritation).  Restores range of motion & flexibility, rehydrates the disc.  I know it sounds to good to be true but its taken a life of research and lots of willing subjects to prove that it can be done.  This technique is totally no invasive, very relaxing and has helped people prevent surgery as well as people that have had cervical fusion, though it seems to be less successful with previous fusions.

     

    I live in lots of pain & frustration as I wish that I could find serious people to teach this to.  Not only does it require an extremely high skill level & the ability to be extremely focused.  It requires extremely strong and dextrous hands with a very developed palpatory skill.

     

    I find it so difficult to be in this spot as the pain is excruiciating but I know medically success rates are inflated and failures are not called failures or are greatly played down.  But, after so many years of practice, I find that many people suffer pain, headaches, lack of mobility and problems with the discs above & below the fusion some years later.  I feel that scar tissue & fibromyalgia are so poorly understood and not looked at simply and logically.

     

    St. Pete, FL

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    jodi
    Nov. 23, 2009

    i dont know where you live but i live in tucson az.  my neck surgeon is a god- trained at harvard and clevland clinic.  his name is KAI-UWE Lewandrowski.  He put me back together after i broke my neck in a jeep rollover. should have been a quadraplegic but he saved me.  I am a nurse and when i say great- he is great.  tell him Jodi...

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    i dont know where you live but i live in tucson az.  my neck surgeon is a god- trained at harvard and clevland clinic.  his name is KAI-UWE Lewandrowski.  He put me back together after i broke my neck in a jeep rollover. should have been a quadraplegic but he saved me.  I am a nurse and when i say great- he is great.  tell him Jodi from NY sent you to him- trust me call him.

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    neckpain victim
    Sep. 17, 2009

    I had 1 neck surgery and the neurosurgeon cut me through the front too.  It has been 5 years since my surgery and my neck is having the same kind of pain you described.  I also have headaches due to the neck pain.  On top of this I have pain on my right shoulder and arm.  I have tried many things such as chiropractors, deep massages, physical...

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    I had 1 neck surgery and the neurosurgeon cut me through the front too.  It has been 5 years since my surgery and my neck is having the same kind of pain you described.  I also have headaches due to the neck pain.  On top of this I have pain on my right shoulder and arm.  I have tried many things such as chiropractors, deep massages, physical therapy and all those treatments just temporarily relieved my pain.  So, I was thinking of a different kind of treatment, at this point, it doesn't hurt to try anything new.  I have been through 3 sessions of acupuncture, cupping and acupressure and my pain level has gone down tremendously.  The lady that has been giving the treatment said that the scar tissue on the back of my neck is really bad I might have to go to her quite a few times.  So far, the pain in the back of my neck, shoulder and arm have improved a lot.  I'm contituing to go to her twice a week.

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      ryan Taylor
      Sep. 27, 2009

      does it feel like a growth (the tissue) bulky and fibrous hard

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      ryan Taylor
      Sep. 27, 2009

      does it feel like a growth (the tissue) bulky and fibrous hard

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    ryantfk4444
    Jun. 11, 2009

    I'm having a similar problem..what does your scar tissue feel like?  I had a neck surgery to remove a gland and I'm freaking out because it feels like it could be a growth..but the dr says its scar tissue...