... Hello have not been on here for awhile,I have been going to lots of doctor's since I had my surgery from C4 C5 disc.I had more problems after the third month.My left arm I couldn't move it,went back to the doctor and told him that I am having pain down my right arm. ... (0 replies)
... C6 on the left side of my neck. The doctor said both levels were severly compressed with a lot of bone spurs, and after 4 years of worsening pain and weakness, surgery had become a necessity. ... (0 replies)
... I have been fighting neck and anerior throat pain and headachesfor about 6 years. I lso had arm pain which I thought was severe flare up f Fibromyalgia. Up until this year I was told there was no compression on my spinal cord and my headaches and neck/jaw pain could not be caused by my neck. I had nerve blocks at c2-3 and 3-4 that did not help. Then nerve blocks at c4-5,... (2 replies)
... I know that this is not a spinal issue, but I am a spiney. I had a ACDF 12/2010 of C5-6 C6-7. I do have continues pain and issues with my neck and back from a car accident 8 months after my surgery. I also developed RSD/CRSP after the accident. Below are some issues that I am having with my wrist and thumb joint. No one responded on that board so I decided to try this... (1 replies)
... rgery. 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. They say the allograft will also lift the bones at that level so that the foramen will be larger. ... (30 replies)
... That MRI is too old. You need another. It's POSSIBLE that a bulging disk may pull back some over time. but I do not believe that can happen with an osteophyte or with uncinate hypertrophy (which are bone). If anything, they are worse now, and they were borderline even back in 2011.
I think it's quite possible that your right C6 nerve root (at the "C5-6" level) is being... (1 replies)
... is minimal, but I have bone spurs narrowing the foramen also. I have not decided which operation to get yet. ... (33 replies)
... complexes". What happens is that disk degeneration puts added stress on the vertebrae where they interface with the disks. Over years, the vertebrae lay on extra bone to compensate, this bone being called "spurs" or "osteophytes". ... (4 replies)
... My problem is more facet hypertrophy than disc bulge, so if we do a foraminotomy it would only be to open the foramen and not do anything at all with the discs. My discs are not that bad, I hear, so some doctors think they should not be operated on, vs. some who recommend it. I 've seen 5 surgeons.
However, as you say, ACDF prevents a future operation. Which operation,... (17 replies)
... always get ACDF's later, if necessary. I just don't know if a foraminotomy could sufficiently address the disks that are bulging into your foramina. When I had a C5 foraminotomy done, it was, as I recall, to address facet hypertrophy. ... (17 replies)
... tantial but my foraminal stenosis is. However, most doctors are pushing surgery in front of the neck, where they would also remove a disc or two, clean out the bone spurs in some facet joints and fuse the area. One of their reasons is that the incision in back of the neck is more painful. ... (7 replies)
... ACDF on January 22nd. A cadaver bone will be used between the vertebrae and a plate will be screwed in for stability. ... (30 replies)
... He said he would be using a cadaver bone. He said the bone will cause a better rate of a successful fusion and explained why the plastic piece is not the best option. ... (30 replies)
... First part of MRI results:HISTORY;DDD NECK PAIN.TECHNIQUE;CERVICAL SPINE MRI W/O INTRRAV CONTRST. FINDINGS;THERE IS EVIDENCE OF MULTILEVEL DDD INVOLVING C3-C6.THE CANAL AND THE NEURAL FORAMINA ARE PATENT FRM SKULL BASE TO C3.AT C3-C4 LEVEL THE CANAL AND THE RIGHT FORAMINA ARE PATENT.THERE IS MILD LEFT-SIDED NEURAL FORAMINAL STENOSIS.AT C4-C5 LEVEL,THE CENTRAL CANAL IS ALSO... (6 replies)
... I certainly hope that two radiologists were not looking at the same thing, with one calling it bone overgrowth and the other calling it a disk herniation. Anyway, I would want to know about that. ... (30 replies)
... acer for spinal fusions. I know there are pros and cons of any type of material used in the fusion, but is this generally seen as a better material than using a bone graft? ... (30 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)