i had c1 c2 fused due to c1 c2 instability related to os odontoideum. i had a wire first . . .wire let loose and bone graft slipped out. sept 09 2008 i had c1 c2 fused with rods, screws and wire. post op 3 week xray showed (from sept 25) good alignment of cervical spine. i am now hearing some creaking in my neck, i feel a lump in the front of my throat and i am worried. since my first surgery failed i am really scared this one might also. i am really limiting my activity and am wearing my neck collar faithfully. i am worried about sexual activity also. should i refrain from sex? should i be worried about the graft slipping? creaking?
ps i had posterior fusion