... c6 ACDF with metal plate, screws and cadaver bone for right sided pain and weakness in neck and arm. ... (2 replies)
... That is a good question . I want to know if the did the other surgeries too.
Keep us updated on your progress . Hope you have a pain free night
I will be going for pre op orientation on Wednesday. Doc want to move up the surgery date since I am having some bladder control issues.
2002 fusion C4 / C5 with hardware
lots of scar tissue from previous surgery and... (5 replies)
... some numbness on the pinky side of my left palm. Chiro guy said I had bone spurs and arthritis. Me being me I just moved on thinking as long as the pain was moderate it would stay that way. ... (1 replies)
... C7 and a lot of bone spurs and arthritis. ... (2 replies)
... and the disc height lowers. When that reaches a certain point, the pairs of vertebrae start to rub on one another which causes bone spurs to form. ... (6 replies)
... C6. No bone graft would be needed because he would use my own bone in my neck... ... (8 replies)
... or can lead to the vertebrae rubbing on eachother causing bone spurs or osteophytes. ... (7 replies)
... I had a posterior cervical laminectomy a few years ago and yes I had arm weakness that eventually went away after a few weeks as I recall. I know our procedures and issues are different but yes I did have it. Please ask your doctor though for his input. I hope you are feeling better soon. (6 replies)
... The bone marrow demonstrates mild diffuse heterogeneity. ... (0 replies)
... and can also cause various of the vertebral structures to rub on each other causing bone spurs or osteophytes. ... (6 replies)
... Welcome to the board!
It is usually helpful to view the results in light of whatever symptoms you may be having so posting your symptoms will lend context to the results.
That said, the primary issues are at level C5/C6 which is just above the base of your neck. The vertebrae in your neck (the body of the vertebrae) are separated by spongy disks to allow cushioning and... (1 replies)
... means the c5 vertebra is slipping backward onto the c6. ... (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)
... 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)
... 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)
... and it states that the fusion has not fused and that there is also bone fragments and something swimming around in my neck....My voice is raspy, my voice has never been raspy before... ... (1 replies)
... Welcome to the board. Screws are not designed to hold the fusion site together indefinitely. That is the purpose of the bone graft. When there is some "play" between the joints due to the lack of a solid fusion, it stresses the hardware in ways it was not designed to handle. ... (5 replies)
... my doctor put in a larger plate and screws. I do not have to wear a collar which I hear is a real pain. Yesterday, a medical personnel came to the house with a bone growth stimulator that I need to wear for 4 hours every day. Not a problem at all. I'm not taking many pain meds at all. ... (1 replies)
... He needs to see a neurosurgeon who specializes in necks. With moderate-severe foraminal stenosis, nothing short of surgery is going to help this. His spinal nerves are getting squeezed tightly by bone that has overgrown the holes (foramen) that the spinal nerves pass through from the spinal cord. He has some disc herniation as well, and all of this can be taken care of with... (1 replies)