... Iím new to the site and have tried to read other cervical spine posts in order to get informed. My problem is that my MRI results, to a degree, donít really mention spinal stenosis. I have had pain in my neck and shoulder; pain, burning, tingling and sometime numbing in my shoulder, arm and hand.
My Rheumatologist wanted me to start PT and see a neurosurgeon, so I... (2 replies)
... Yo Maw maw
I'm two weeks outa the operation this time around. I only had a single fusion (C6/7). I have plate and 4 screws. Had bone graft taken from hip. Told that I can take collar off today. Still getting pain across shoulder blades etc if I move head too extravagantly. I drove a couple of days ago without too many problems tho wouldn't drive too far. Have had very... (22 replies)
... I was a passenger in a severe car accident about 5 months ago, which I thought I was going to fully recover from without any issue. Last month, I bent down and felt something pop in my neck and immediately felt like there was a knife in the back of my neck. The pain was excruciating and sharp in the base of my neck and through my right shoulder blade area. I could barely... (16 replies)
... I am so thankful that I found this message board! To give a brief (ish) history, I have had neck fatigue and pain leading to daily headaches for 10+ years. Have been in 5 car accidents - (2 being pretty serious, 3 were fender benders). First one in 1978 - I was only 18, got thrown around a lot in the inside of the car and pretty much walked away unscathed from a serious... (3 replies)
... Hello everyone, I am new to healthboards but I have gotten a lot of reading posts over the past couple of weeks. I have a question for people who have had their symptoms return after surgery. Basically, if 4 ESI's haven't helped, what about facet injections? to get there, I need to give my history.
My situation: I am 33 years old and trying to practice law but experiencing... (2 replies)
... I had a 2 level ACDF in Jan. I would say at a minimum, allow 6 weeks for recovery. My pain has lessoned considerably. ... (6 replies)
... I suffered herniated discs on C4,C5,C6,C7, and L5 due to being rear ended in a car accident on 8/23/03. I suffered also carpal tunnel syndrome. I will be receiving ACDF C6/C7 w/ bone graft from my hip. I am not afraid of the surgery but the anticipation of the surgery I feel is the worst part. What types of pain medications do they offer you? I do not want Oxycontin or... (15 replies)
... Surgery was on the 4th of August, I had an ACDF C4 C5 C6 abd C7 area. ... (3 replies)
... i have pain from my acdf surgery on c5, c6, c7 in august of 2002. ... (2 replies)
... Hi Dawn,
I had ACDF on C5/C6 and C6/C7 with donor bone and plate. You can review my previous posts. I was in the hospital over night and I only had to wear a soft collar while in the hospital and while driving in a car. My throat was sore for about week and the pain from the surgery lasted about 10 days. I went back to work part time after 2 weeks. I have an office job and... (4 replies)
... The Myelogram shows that I now have a disc herniation at the C4 level. ... (1 replies)
... Five plates in a span of 7-8 discs is a lot.... I would tend to think that a lot of her pain could be from little to no ROM(range of motion). Think about it if she was trying to turn her head & her C1-C2-C3-C4-C5-C6-C7 was totally fused then that would be a huge fight going on there.
I had a 4 level ACDF done & had 2 plates installed. I also had also had a Corpectomy/PCDF... (3 replies)
... extending inferiorly along the superior end plate of C6 measuring up to 3 mm in AP dimension compressing and distorting the thecal sac and the ventral cervical cord. ... (16 replies)
... I have been reading a lot about ACDF procedures and my question to you is do you find that you are limited in movement? ... (8 replies)
... Hi Faye Maria.....I just had a one level acdf on C4 C5. I had been dreading it and it really wasn't all that bad. Mine was outpatient and I haven't had to wear a collar at all. I am now 3 weeks post op. ... (8 replies)
... Hi everyone:
I am new to the group and am so thankful for the support. Two years ago I had an ACDF at C5-C6. The surgery went fine but I have been living in chronic pain for the past year. Now i have a blown disc above and below the fusion so in 10 days I'm going back in to get C4-C5 and C6-C7 fused. I'm so scared. I'm wondering if anyone out there has had a similar... (3 replies)
... Hi all -
Many thanks for this message board as I've been perusing around quite a bit trying to educate myself on recent MRI results and subsequent Neurosurgeon consults. I have two opposite Neurosurgeon opinions on whether surgery is necessary or not; Neurologist is adamant that surgery is needed. So, now I am trying to get another opinion and am wondering if
1.Others... (10 replies)
... Thanks. I'm not too worried about pain-I was in excruciating pain 24/7 for June, July, August and September to the point if crying all the time. Now it's not as bad but my legs hurt now-don't know if it's related to the central disc herniation but they didn't hurt before.
My NS said he definitely needed to do c5-6 and if I agreed to surgery he would also do c4-5. Those... (9 replies)
... C7 ACDF was one of the easiest surgeries to undergo. The front neck incision does not go through muscles so it's only mildly painful. ... (9 replies)
... I know no one here is a doctor, I'm seeing my pain mgmt one tomorrow and picking up the info for the neurosurgeon.. here is what my mri report says.. Mild Degeneratie disc disease, Central Stenosis at C4-C5-C6 secondary to a central herniation. Right paracentral hernia at C6-C7 effaces the right thecal sac.
Findings: The cervical lordosis is slightly straightened, there is... (11 replies)