... Thanks Ruffdogster,
I appreciate the info. Yes I am having problems with neck pain and tingling & numbness. Just like before the 1st surgery in 2011. That is one of the reasons for recent MRI's I had. To find out what's going on in my neck. I am worried I'll need another surgery and it upsets me too because the Dr I went to was a Ortho & he said to do all 4 levels. The Dr... (10 replies)
... Means you now have a bulging disc and bone spurs around the bones supporting said disc, below your fusion. Annular means circular, osteophyte means Bone spurs. ... (10 replies)
... through arthritic degeneration. When bone spurs from multiple leves come together the make an osteophyte complex. ... (6 replies)
... Stenosis occurs when the disk, or these spurs impinge into either the central canal or the foramen. ... (3 replies)
... It's just a visious cycle, because the herniated discs or bone spurs are irritating the nerves, and then the muscles create knots, and so on. ... (11 replies)
... Anybody know the symptoms of stenosis and bone spurs at C4-5?
I had a fusion at C5-7 in Jan of 2007. The level above was a problem, but not enought to fuse. Now my neck is hurting alot again. oyyy. (11 replies)
... C5 bone spurs causing central canal stenosis. Annular tear. ... (4 replies)
... I forgot to mention that I had it in my neck 9 months before I ended up with my 2 level fusion. I may end up having it in my neck again at C4-5, since the arthritis is starting to really act up again. (11 replies)
... I had my surgery Jan 2007, and my last MRI was about a year ago (after the surgery) when I went to NYC and my neck hurt so much afterwards. I am sure the taxi rides and luggage pulling did not help. After the C5-7, I have had to baby my neck a lot. Its better than before, but if I sit up long, like at a party....my neck, traps and upper back always get tight as a drum and I... (11 replies)
... Hi Sue,
Sorry to hear that your neck is hurting again! I do know the symptoms that I have as far as stenosis goes for C4-5, because that is one of the things that I am currently dealing with. The base of my neck hurts real bad, and I have a lot of burning in my shoulder, and upper arms. I also have a lot more headaches now, and the pain radiates into both occipital... (11 replies)
... neck spasms and trouble swallowing on occasion food gets "stuck". Had this issue prior to surgery 2 yrs ago and my NS said there were spurs pushing into my esophogeal tract. ... (11 replies)
... I have cervical stenosis caused by bone overgrowth, ligament thickening, and disc herniations and I also get numbness in my face now and then. ... (5 replies)
... heduled to have this scary surgery on April 15th. I dont have any pains. I found out by mistake that my cord is being compressed by the ligament ossification and bone spurs.. ... (2 replies)
... vical surgery, the 1st being in Sept of 2006, which the surgeon bascially did two levels and told him to go back to work. He neglected to inform us of the large bone spur pressing into his spinal cord. We would have never known about it if the 2nd nuro surgeon had not preformed a mylogram of his cervical spine. ... (11 replies)
... The type of Dr. that does this is a pain management Dr/ Anesthesiologist. Yea, get the MRI for sure. (11 replies)
Ok I get it. Which Dr does this? is it a radiologist? Ok now I am thinking maybe I should get that MRI! (11 replies)
... The nerve burning thing has several names: Radiofrequency Rhizotomy/Ablation/or Neurotomy.
In a nutshell...Radiofrequency (RF) rhizotomy or neurotomy is a therapeutic procedure designed to decrease and/or eliminate pain symptoms arising from degenerative facet joints within the spine. The procedure involves destroying the nerves that innervate the facet joints with highly... (11 replies)
... Sue Please explain the burning the nerve thing, why is it done? What relief is expected?
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... I am not working now because I am having bad lower back problems to the point that I cannot stand long enough. I am an elem. school substitute teacher and I am on my feet longer than I can manage right now. Since having neck surgery, its not as bad when i sub. But the job is very stressful, so I tend to tighten up pretty bad in my upper back, traps, and neck. I just got a... (11 replies)
... Hey July!!!!!!!
I have been dealing with nightmare lower back stuff, too. Its total deja vu of he neck stuff. I just got the nerves burned in my left side lumbar, due to facet joint pain. I went right from the neck to the back. The neck was doing fairly OK till it got torqued on Monday when I had that radiofrequency rhiztomy thing. I must have tensed up BAD. I hate this... (11 replies)