... Thanks for responding. I don't have a copy of my MRI - just what the visit summary showed which was ruptured disc - C5 - C6. Going to ask the neurosurgeon for a copy of the MRI when I go today. (2 replies)
... I have a ruptured disc C5-C6 in my neck. I meet with the neurosurgeon to discuss surgery as pain meds and cervical epidural are not working.
If I have surgery - just wondering what to expect.
How long were you in the hospital after the surgery? How long did recovery take? How long did you have to wear a collar after surgery (if you wore one)? Is it better for you... (4 replies)
... I feel very lucky after reading some of the threads here. I am not in that much pain yet
and I am wondering if I postpone this surgery, will I have some kind of permanent nerve
damage, or do you have to have severe pain with numbness before nerve
damage can occur? I should call the NS back to ask more questions.
I saw the NS in Nov. and she did recommend surgery. I... (18 replies)
... turning my head and when it is really bad I can't lift it off the pillow. But, it eventually passes in about 2 months and I could be fine for another year. The disc has pushed my spinal cord over and there is too much pressure in the canal for epidural injections. ... (9 replies)
... uld NOT put me on any activity restrictions and that I should be able to go to the gym etc. He would NOT characterize me as a ticking time bomb, nor do I have a ruptured disc. ... (10 replies)
... ruptured disc C5C6. Symptoms you describe suggest you have a ruptured disc and nerve root impingement at C5C6 as I do. These symptoms can include the entire upper back and chest. Shoulders, hands, arms. What has your doctor told you? ... (17 replies)
I have an appointment with a neurosurgeon on 8/21 for opinion on course of action for my ruptured disc (c5-6) and severe stenosis. I don't know anything about his experience, training, etc... and would like advice on what websites you can access a doctor's background.
And if anyone knows of a good surgeon in the NJ metropolitan area, please send me their name. I'm... (3 replies)
... As for your question about the ruptured disc and cord compression, it all depends on how much compression you have on your cord from the disc. ... (15 replies)
... rays, said they looked awful, sent me for MRI which I had today. They called the doc's office immediately, said to tell me that I had a ruptured disc that is compressing the spinal cord and that I should not drive nor ride in the car, should see NS ASAP. We are supposed to be flying to England next week! ... (15 replies)
... A relatively large central and right paracentral protrusion of disc material measuring up to 18mm transverse and 6mm anteroposterior. This contributes to right ventral cord flattening and narrowing of the central canal. ... (0 replies)
... according to his insurance no referal is needed. But we are suppose to check with comp tomorrow about changing doctors. It has only been 15 days since he hurt it . But He is still in pain (11 replies)
... Self referral is a great option to have.
But, even if you self refer, most physicians take up to a month to see.
Er is a waste of time.
Get on the phone in the morning and start calling around, set up as many appointments as you can, MRI, radiologist, Neurologist, DO, Orthopedic surgeon, etc. You will find that each one of them takes time. Eventually, because of insurance... (11 replies)
... Can you husband "self refer" himself to any doctor he wants ? If so I would call in the AM and make an appointment with a neurosurgeon or an orthpedic spine specialist. If he can't self refer...I agree...find a new primary care physician. It doesn't make much sense to go for physical therapy if you don't know what your having the therapist treat ???? If it's a ruptured disc PT... (11 replies)
... After a not so routine neck manipulation by a chiropractor I had just met and without taking any xrays before the manipulation, I became familiar with the term ruptured disc. ... (4 replies)
... oSurgery and Spine Center.Which is located in Charlotte NC.I did research such as you and found him.I seen Dr. Adamson in August of last year and he told me my ruptured disc c5 c6 were too severe to use the procedure,your problem seems to be alot worse than mine. ... (1 replies)
... I just had ACDF with own bone and plate as at November 10 for c5 c6 level. ... (9 replies)
... Have any of you had an EMG make your pain worse? I had an EMG/NCS today, and I am hurting so much more tonight than I was before the test. It is especially bad at the base of my neck....where he stuck a needle in. The arm pain is also worse than earlier. I have a ruptured disc C5-C6. Anyone else have an experience similar to this? Thanks
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... I was wondering, for those of you who have had ACDF, how many of you still have limitations on your physical activity? My doctor has told me to restrict activity...I have ruptured disc C5-C6. I am wondering if I have surgery, which NS is recommending, will I still be limited. I go back to see him on 11/7, but wanted to know what some of you have experienced. I know that... (5 replies)
... Thank you for the well wishes!
It sounds like you have been through quite a journey yourself. Good luck with your next journey, but I would think, based on what research I have done and what my Chiropractor has been able to help educate me with, it sounds much like my issues and they are honing in on C3-4. I have numbness in my thumb, index and middle finger with some on... (8 replies)
I'm at a crossroads. The decision is whether to have an anterior or posterior revision of a failed attempt at a C6/C7 fusion with a PEEK in February of 2010. I am a 56 year old male at about 155 pounds. A little history. The bad news is I have had 6 total spinal surgeries commencing in my early... (7 replies)