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Hi i am a 29 year old male from South Africa i hope u guys can assist me on some info regarding the medical tests i had spinal fusion in my neck will this be reason for DQ in the medical test i have no further problems regarding my neck after the opertation in june 2018
 

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Hi PjwPine, and welcome to the forum. It has to be reminded that none of us are Doctors and even less capable of giving an on line diagnostic.
Is there a scar? and also what is spinal fusion exactly?
 
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Hi thank u for the reply yes there is a scar a spinal fusion like in my case is where c5 and c6 and c7 is joined with bone they took from my hip and then they put a steel plate and screws to keep it in place while it grows as one part
 
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Hi thank u for the reply yes there is a scar a spinal fusion like in my case is where c5 and c6 and c7 is joined with bone they took from my hip and then they put a steel plate and screws to keep it in place while it grows as one part
Do you still or did it Effect your hands, Arms. I know when I had a Disc Prolaps in c6/c7 i had numbness & weakness in my right Triceps ( back upper Arm). Ok now but I never did an op.
 
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I had a series of injections under CT in my Neck right side & back. It recovered well so I can press a good weight now. Is this what your op was below?
 
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Yes did have some problems with numbness and weakness but all that is normal now yes the op was like the video but they took some bone from my hips
 

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Well in my opinion, the only way to find out is by going and trying to join. I'd recommend going directly to Aubagne if you do decide. I understand that it isn't easy for a South African to just get on a plane and go. But only the legion Doc will be able to answer your question for sure. It would help if you are in tip top physical condition before going.
 

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Hi i am a 29 year old male from South Africa i hope u guys can assist me on some info regarding the medical tests i had spinal fusion in my neck will this be reason for DQ in the medical test i have no further problems regarding my neck after the opertation in june 2018
Howzit boet and welcome, I'm a Saffa as well, drop me a pm if you need some help with info with going over from ZA.
 
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Hi thanx for the reply im looking to go in about 7 to 8 months so that will buy se some time to shape up
 
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PjwPine,

Welcome to the forum. Now I am no medic so I for one cannot give you a definitive answer. However you are taking a chance in going. I believe that it might inhibit load carrying/yomping.

Even if successful the load carrying will effect you in later years. My knees talk to me every time I go up and down stairs. At nearly 80 of course it might simply be age rather than my most enjoyable service.

Anyway good luck.
 

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