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... I have suffered pain in my neck, I had an xray which reported an irregularity of the superior endplate of C5 caused by trauma can someone explain what is meant by this? ... (1 replies)
... Welcome to the board. I'm sorry that you haven't received the improvement you hoped from the surgery yet. Although it's impossible to say if/when you might, it's still *very* early. It can take months or longer for damaged nerves to heal. An excellent example of this type of recovery is Peyton Manning. He had various issues with neck and arm pain for years and finally... (1 replies)
C5/6 acdf
Feb 11, 2015
... Hi all I had the removal of c5/6 acdf in October 2014 and the pain is alot worse now than before the surgery. Tingling , pins and needles and burning sensations in my left hand. Constant pain in the neck and shoulder. Is this normal ? My doctors just keep saying I need to wait and see my neurosurgeon in may but in the meantime I have been referred to physio. Has anyone else... (0 replies)

... Is the broken hardware causing any symptoms? If it is, I would want a second opinion on getting it out to remove any compression the broken hardware may be causing. The alternative to the posterior revision suggested would be another anterior fusion by replacing the hardware and fusing both levels c4/5 and c5/6. If there aren't any symptoms I would want a second opinion... (5 replies)
... Hi Wondering if anyone has had what Ive got - previous fusion (4 yrs ago) now shows one of the screws cracked in half and a non-partial union at the fusion site - c5-c6. Neuro wants to go through the back and "sure up" the fusion as to take everything out would be problematic at best???? (5 replies)
... My wife recently had a C5-C6 fusion and after recovery was totally paralyzed on her right side. CT was done and too much artifact to rule anything out. Surgeon said it could be a blood clot pressing on the cord so he went back in to see. Nothing there. MRI the next morning showed a bruise on the cord. I am now finding out that while in recovery after the first surgery,... (0 replies)
... My husband is having severe arm pain. Started after skiing in January this year. No falls or anything, just started hurting on the 10 hour drive home from Tahoe. Prior to him seeing the doctor has tried chiropractic and acupuncture. We have a small tens unit (HiDow) and he has tried that. Has started getting regular massage - twice a week minimum since then. Feb and... (1 replies)
... I had ACDF surgery (anterior cervical discectomy and fusion) at the beginning of Feb. this year. I went in this week to have the xray to check on the fusion of C5-6. It had not fused at all. I'm so discouraged. I have formerly been a smoker but quit in Dec. of last year after almost dying during a long hospital stay due to breathing problems. I've followed all of the... (0 replies)
... I felt that my neck was similar after ACDF C5-6 C6-7. It was due to excessive swelling and I had to take steroids to decrease the swelling which helped. THe swelling is a side affect of the surgery and all of the instruments being in the area and working. Check and ask if there was excessive swelling? It helped me. It was day 4 or 5 after the surgery that I was finally... (11 replies)
... So here it goes. if anyone has went through or is going through this please guide me through it. And what it means. In c2-3, 3-4, 4-5 I have degenerative disc changes with mild posterior disc bulging. In c5-6 I have endplate spurring and mild intervertabral disc space narrowing. Uncovertebral joint arthropathy is most prominent on the left., I have loss of T2 signal... (11 replies)
... "How's your heart been recently? Do you ever get short of breath? Balance OK?" Thats all fine thanks and no it wasn't your post. Today I have just had a meeting with a Neurosurgeon and the surgeon suggested a one-level ACDF to remove that herniated disk as you thought. To be fair, there was no pressure on the surgeon part for surgery. The surgeon looked at the MRI's... (6 replies)
... <> A herniation will not travel to a different level. Too far. Anyway, your thumb (and to a mixed extent, your index finger) are supplied by... (6 replies)
... Thanks for the feedback. Since my post I have just finished the 3 day Prednisilone oral course which has helped alleviate some of the pain. However, now for the first time I am getting tingling sensations in my left thumb and index finger which I never had before. Does this mean more of the disk herniation problems are starting to "surface" in the different C levels? ... (6 replies)
C5, C6 Fusion
Nov 2, 2013
... vicray, You ought to investigate disc replacement which is superior to fusion. I believe there is a facility in Texas which performs the procedure. I had chronic headache and an MRI revealed multilevel DDD. Injections did not help and a chiropractic procedure did more harm than good. Oral pain killers upset my stomach. One surgical facility in Arizona recommended 2... (3 replies)
... C5-6 the worst because you have a herniated disk there. It's lopsided to the right, though, so one might expect your right-side symptoms to be worse. Your vertebrae are laying on extra bone due to long-term stress (disk/osteophyte complexes) at multiple levels. It seems a little odd that your cord is slightly flattened by only "mild" canal stenosis. Could be that you start... (6 replies)
... Hi, My MRI is showing c5/6 protrusion and indenting the ventral cord aspect. Surgery is needed or not? Thank you (1 replies)
... Hi Biddlebob your story mirrors my experienceI have been treated for Arthritis for at least 15 years many things have happned it was not untill just over a year ago I complained about tingling in my fingers things changed I had an operation on my spine via my neck on C5-6,C6-7 Anterior cervical discotomy and fusion what I was told was it involved inserting cages to contain... (16 replies)
... Interesting.... never heard of (2). Not aware of (3), either. I know there is debate about so-called Adjacent Disk Syndrome, but never seen any mention that it's worse when above C5-6. No opinion about (2), though... (16 replies)
... There doesn't seem to be a difference between the two MRI's, other than it was a different radiologist. The new guy points out your hereditary spinal stenosis (which I'd suspected, as the reading in the first MRI implied it). 4mm is very narrow. That, by itself, might very well not cause pain. Both radiologists say there's no signal change. Still, I can't recall reading of... (16 replies)
... There doesn't seem to be a difference between the two MRI's, other than it was a different radiologist. The new guy points out your hereditary spinal stenosis (which I'd suspected, as the reading in the first MRI implied it). 4mm is very narrow. That, by itself, might very well not cause pain. Both radiologists say there's no signal change. Still, I can't recall reading of... (16 replies)


Associated Tags: acdf, acdf surgery, c5 c6, care giver, disectomy, failed cervical fusion, foraminal stenosis, paracentral disc protrusion, paralyzed, recovery

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