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... If you have a herniated disc and you have been dealing with it for 15 yrs. I think it's time to get a good idea of what is wrong and then surgically fix it. ... (5 replies)
... A quick introduction, I am a 52 year old male that has worked very hard and been very physical my whole life. I was always very healthy and rarely needed a Doctor. That all changed in my late 40's when I had a symptom of extreme pain in my left shoulder. ... (5 replies)
... I have been having headaches and neck pain for. Few months now so the surgeon who performed my most recent lumbar fusion ordered an MRI to see what was going on. I received a copy of my MRI today and hope somebody can tell me what it all means. ... (3 replies)

So scared
Aug 24, 2014
... c4 fusion in May of 2012 for herniated discs crushing my spinal cord. I went in at 7 am and went home at 5 PM. I had a sore throat for 3 days and after that I had no further pains of any kind. I wore a hard collar for 8 wks. ... (26 replies)
... narrowing is quite a bit and the instability means it's possible for the vertebra to slip further and cause more impingement. ... (6 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? ... (26 replies)
... Symptoms shortly returned and I find myself in pain every single day. Loosing the feeling in my hand, arm and wrist pain. Pins and needles on top of my should, numbing on the shoulder, to the hand intermittent sharp outer arm pain. ... (0 replies)
... Here is what the MRI report says There are no relevant examinations for comparison. The patient is status post cervical fusion at C4-C5 and C5-C6.. There is a susceptibility artifact from the metallic fusion. At C3-C4 there is however a central disc herniation with ventral impression on the cervical cord. There are no significant cervical cord signal abnormalities in... (10 replies)
... and told me he'd rather just do the 2 at that time due to the range of motion I would loose and that I may or may not ever need another surgery. ... (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)
... teteri66 can you explain the last sentence on the report that says Small central disc protrusion and annular disc osteophyte complex at C6-7? (3 replies)
... Thank you and you've made total sense out of this for me. Reason being, what I was thinking you put into words for me. But I wasn't sure. ... (3 replies)
... guarantee that my issues would be fixed with surgery. This is especially true if you only have neck and upper back pain. ... (4 replies)
... orse outcome or opting for a disc replacement instead, although I can't find a doctor where I live right now who does them. They do disc replacements in Orlando, and my retarded health insurance refuses to cover it. ... (6 replies)
... not taken care of the outcome from an accident or fall could result in being paralyzed from the neck down. I think this would be your first concern, you're young and active. Would you want to risk this by looking for an alternative? ... (6 replies)
... C6 left paracentral disc protrusion with annular tear is seen again and has progressed in the interval, now causing effacement of the thecal sac and mass effect upon the ventral aspect of the left hemi cord. ... (6 replies)
... Thanks Chuck, you've explained a lot. I don't have an appt. with my surgeon until Aug. 13 and will be sure to go over everything in detail with him. ... (10 replies)
... That is strange since the point of a fusion is to prevent that from happening and lend stability. ... (10 replies)
... were the threat as they were flattening my spinal cord so these levels were the priority and I did not have any neck pain, arm problem at that time. He did the 2 level fusion on these first. ... (6 replies)
... C cervical cage. Obviously I am very nervous and would like any input about the success of this surgery. ... (0 replies)

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