... MRI results: C3-C4: uncovertebral joint hyper trophy and facet hyper trophy with moderate narrowing right foramen. C4-C5: Uncovertebral joint hyper trophy mild narrowing of left foramen. Prior anterior fusion C5-C7. (0 replies)
... not find anything wrong. He said that there is a problem with my taste nerves and he felt steroids would help but he said steroids would interfere with the bone fusion from the ACDF surgery. ... (1 replies)
... In general fusion surgery is quite successful. ... (1 replies)
... C6 Interval operative changes of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion are noted. There is a residual osteophyte, greater to the left, which is minimally improved since the prior exam. ... (3 replies)
... er get out of pain "I know that but all of a sudden he wasn't that interested in helping me anymore" and yes I have researched Dr. Eltahawy and saw that he did a fusion once on the wrong vertabrae!!!! which I wasn't too impressed with and he has a bad attitude which I have had enough of that with other doctors!!!... ... (5 replies)
... Chuckstr....Thank you so much for your reply!!! I appreciate it that you say not to go to a chiropractor. Since I had my Fusion surgery in 2003 I have tried everything known to man to get out of pain. There is no one more confused than me. ... (7 replies)
... I am a 46 year old healthy female (aside from my neck).
In 2011, I underwent an MRI, proceded with an ACFD at C5-6 and 6-7.
In 2015, I underwent another MRI.
I presently have left arm pain, mild in the bicep, pretty severe in the ulnar, esp when I bend my elbow or carry my dog, or handbag or type for long periods of time. This seems to be worsening slowly. My left... (1 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)
... Hi everyone, Im new to this forum so bare with me please. I had a C4 C5 C5 C6 operation in October 2011 ther surgoen trimmed away the protruding disc. ... (0 replies)
... Hello been a while since I've been here ,visited other boards and this by far the best. I will be having fusion at C6 Thru T1. ... (0 replies)
I'm sorry about my confusion. I don't think right. I am posting the results below and can you tell me what you think? **************
There are 3 MRI's below, the 2 lumbar ones are combined in one report of the Lumbar.
Since the prior MRI from 9/13/2013, status post interval lumbar instrumentation
and fusion from L1 through L5 with... (26 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)