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... Hi! I am new to this board. I have been reading a lot of the postings and have found them very helpful. Back in April after an episode of vomitting from a stomach bug i had extreme pain In my neck. I went to my GP and she suggested Physical Therapy. My xray showed cervical straightening. The Orthopaedic Dr said it was due to muscle spasm. about one month later i went for a... (0 replies)
... I had a C3-4 ACDF in 1996, performed at Cedars Sinai in Beverly Hills. The outcome was excellent, although I have some lingering symptoms. I have since then had a C5 foraminotomy and a C4-6 laminoplasty, both performed at Saint Johns in Santa Monica. Both went well, although it may be a little early to judge the laminoplasty. The right-left switch happens above your... (25 replies)
Subluxation C5/C6
Apr 20, 2011
... Reviewed the results of my x-rays with my Dr. on Monday. He said I have what is commonly referred to as military neck and military spine. My neck has no real curve to it. Also I have many areas from T1 through S5 that have lost the natural curve. He did note disc compression around L5-S1 as well as some slight calcification of the discs between C5-C7. He was able to adjust C7... (6 replies)

... Hi, Jenny, I know that having a fusion puts stress on other levels. The other levels weren't so great back in 2007, but the surgeon only wanted to do one level (the others were good enough). I am not sure if "Cord Flattening" is very serious and would require a surgical consult/surgery. I know the signal is normal. Before my ACDF in 2007, I had spinal cord... (5 replies)
... a tremor or weakness in my hands. Like when I try to eat soup and hold the spoon, my hands are a little shaky. Prior to my ACDF in 2007, I did have spinal cord compression with signal change, so I could have nerve damage, but it seems like in the past 3 weeks this is a new development. ... (0 replies)
... or on the EMG that was done. I am afraid i am being misdiagnosed with the carpal tunnel and tennis elbow and that this is coming from some median nerve compression higher up in my body. At what point i do not know. ... (8 replies)
... Thanks for your comments. I do have the MRI pictures and it clearly shows that the disc in compressing the spinal cord. I have been getting regular MRI's for the last two years to see if it progressed. Until now it did not seem to progress. Now it looks like there is more signaling come from the spinal cord indicating progressing change. I was considering an artificial... (13 replies)
... Around 10 months ago I noticed shooting pains in across both of my shoulders when I was jogging on a treadmill. I then got a horrible burning pain in my right arm that could be relieved a little by massage, but aggrevated by certain postures - especially computer work at a desk where my arm was extended. This got progressively worse over a few months, until around 3 months... (2 replies)
... some atypical symptoms. my husband wants me to schedule ACDF surgery for the first week of december since we know it needs to be done to relieve the spinal cord compression and prevent further damage to the cord. ... (10 replies)
... it took me 2 months to be properly diagnosed because i didn't actually have any neck pain when this all started for me 8 months ago. it started with a sudden onset of a headache at the base of my skull and some lightheadedness, then the scalp tingling, lip and facial numbness, etc. i had blurred vision, abnormal pupil dilation, and then came the numbness and weakness in my... (5 replies)
... Hi everyone, I have a question that I hope some of you may be able to help me with so I can make a hard decision. I have now been referred out to a pain management specialist due to the uncontrollable pain, burning and cramps that I am still experiencing without narcotic pain medication and muscle relaxants. The Dr. tested my reflexes and stated that I still have... (2 replies)
... I have one other question, there'll probably be more later. But, I read someone mention that they had chest pain, on their left side. I have herniations with Cord Compression at C5-C6 & C6-C7. Most all of my pain and symptoms seem to be on the left side, from my headaches, arm pain, numbness and loss of grip in left hand. I'm also having chest pain on the left side and I've... (10 replies)
... I too had c5-c6 acdf done in may of 2008. Right after the surgury I really felt great. My doctor prescribed physical therapy which I did fora couple of months. Then the pain came back into my shoulders radiating into my arms, hands & fingers. Now after taking another ct scan myleogram my doctor is saying the disc above it is showing nerve compression, and is saying I need... (2 replies)
... cord. It would be important for you to not do anything that could put you at risk of any kind of cervical trauma until you have your surgery. I had severe cord compression issues, and I was told that any additional trauma, ie, car accident could potentially cause paralysis. For me, surgery was not an elective surgery. ... (8 replies)
... That's it. I am kind of shocked, considering I had severe spinal cord compression a year ago in my cervical area. I know what pain is like. How could my MRI be "essentially normal"? ... (1 replies)
... Pauline, hi i'm from Uk also, i know first hand what a shambles the NHS is here in old blitey! I waited 7 months for my surgery to C5/6 due to nerve compression. I got no better, my legs, back, shoulder, r arm, suffer all the time, i now see a pain management spec who said i have complex regional pain syndrome to my arm as damage to nerve in cervical spine has been done,... (9 replies)
... Ya Im in the same boat. I need to pick from a 7 panel list of Dr.s for a consult for cervical c5/c6 epidural of Dr.s who I dont even know. I am just going to call each one and ask questions like success rate and frequency rate of cervical epidurals. Im not looking forward to it, but Im fed up with the pain. My thing is, I dont think any Dr. is going to guarranty a pain free... (20 replies)
... do you think you could have another neural compression issue? ... (5 replies)
... :wave: Hi! I'm a newbie and it looks like I found what I was looking for. I have felt so alone since my surgery and after reading some of the posts I know that others are going through the same thing. I had ACDF C5-C6 January 11th for a large herniation and cord compression. I am only 30 so I feel like I am falling apart. I work in Long term care/Hospice. I just had a few... (5 replies)
... Next week will mark 6 months after my ACDF C5-C6 w/hardware and I am not 100% but have logged another semester at the old College and have begun to resume some of my recreational activities. I still have significant numbness in my left hand, bottom of my left foot, chest cavity, and tips of my right fingers...I suffered severe cord compression and L'hermitte's sign, problems... (3 replies)


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