... Hi all. I have been reading many of your posts for some time now, but never posted until now. I have decided to have neck surgery and I want to share my situation and invite your thoughts and comments.
Iím a 47 year old male. For nearly two years, I have had intermittent numbness/tingling in my right forearm, hand and 3rd and 4th fingers (along the path of the ulnar... (17 replies)
... Get a few more opinions. For a big surgery, the anterior approach is usually easier on the patient and favored by doctors. But you may have something going on which makes the laminectomy desirable.
I also struggled with the decision of anterior vs. posterior surgery. I did not need a fusion, so ended up going with a posterior foraminotomy. (4 replies)
... He recommends posterior laminectomy with fusion C4 to C7. ... (4 replies)
... Hello On Sept 12 2012 I gotten hurt on the job.I herniated C4 C5 and had to have surgery done that on DEC 7 2012.After the third month I started having more pain. ... (1 replies)
... Chiropractors know the spine - I'll give them that - but I wouldn't trust them to give me advice on surgical intervention. From the MRI quote it seems that the protrusion abuts the front of the spinal cord. Ventral is also used in terms of the root that exits the cord, a protrusion, or stenosis there, can be operated on with endoscopic foraminal surgery. You may want to... (2 replies)
... urreal about it all a little like I did when they first told me about the cord compression, sort of numb and not really knowing what to do. I really don't want a fusion so I can't move my head from side to side, I think the stick with a ball look will cramp my style. ... (28 replies)
... only a slight bulge, so doesn't really need surgery. But some doctors are recommending a disc removal and fusion from the front rather than a foraminotomy from the back, as they say they can also access the bone spurs in the foramen after they remove the disc. ... (30 replies)
... I would say 2-3 weeks before you feel like flying back home. I just had my C5-C6 fused 4 weeks ago. My surgery pains were gone around 2 weeks post op. I could only eat soft foods and liquids for the first couple of weeks. I drank a lot slim fast in place of meals because of all the vitamins the 2 weeks. Your going to be sore the first few days after surgery. Just... (2 replies)
... sort of similar to the corpectomy but I had no fusion or plates. ... (2 replies)
... Hi, I am scheduled 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..
I live in Europe and am flying to the States to do it, and then back to Europe. I have few questions for you all:
1. How soon after the surgery I will be able to get on a plane (10 hours... (2 replies)
... The second time, the NS told me that the first fusion put stress on the levels above and below it. The first NS had not warned me about that. ... (2 replies)
... C7 fusion in Jan. I wrote about this set back before in another post. ... (14 replies)
... I am having cervical fusion done in the c4,c5,c6 in November and Iam real nervous. I was told that the pain in my neck is due to these disc. ... (6 replies)
... I just signed up. I had my first fusion in 1992 (C5-C6) with a bone from my hip. I gained back most of my strength, except I encountered some atrophe in my right pectoral muscle and on the right side of my neck. I managed to deal with some on-going pain without medication.
My second surgery was in 2000 on C4-C5 with a cadavar bone and a titanium plate. I have much more... (2 replies)
... It's 4 weeks since my wife had an Anterior Cervical Disection and Fusion (level C4/C5) OP to relieve arm pain after an RTA in Oct 2001. She now has balance problems, i.e she cant stand with her feet together without falling over, and can't walk in a straight line putting one foot infront of the other (tightrope style). The surgeon has ordered an MRI as he thinks there may be... (10 replies)
... I am afraid if I let someone do a fusion and remove the discs, they will ignore the enlarged facet joints, which compress the nerve at the foramen and may be causing my problem. ... (17 replies)
... vicray, You ought to investigate disc replacement which is superior to fusion.
I believe there is a facility in Texas which performs the procedure. I had chronic headache and an MRI revealed multilevel DDD. Injections did not help and a chiropractic procedure did more harm than good. Oral pain killers upset my stomach. One surgical facility in Arizona recommended 2... (3 replies)
... ng in my neck and it pops in my ears.He has never heard of that.So,when the workers comp nurse came in the doctor told her something didn't.He told her that the fusion is healed and that I just need Pt. ... (6 replies)
... Hi there....love your screen name! I am having fusion on C4 C5 next month and yes its true you cannot take nsaids for quite awhile as they interfere with the fusion process.... but as ladybud said you will be given pain meds. Hopefully the surgery will give you some relief. ... (10 replies)
... complaints of hand pain, knee pain, lumbar and cervical pain. Doc ordered x rays. Hands fine, rt knee mild arthritis, lumbar showed minor issues, cervical showed c5 c6 disc space narrowing, hypertrophic ridging. No biggie, right? ... (0 replies)