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... Went to the neurosurgeon again today and his latest thoughts are that if the situation with the pressure and pain doesn't resolve itself, it is posterior foramenotomy time, probably at 2-3 levels. My MRI after the therapy incident showed a narrowed foramen at two levels, and a bulging disc at C6. The doctor is stating he would also do the foramen widening at C6 as he is... (7 replies)
... Neuro decided that a Foramenotomy would be best since I have 3 nerves affected and 2 foramen that have narrowed to the size of a pencil! ... (7 replies)
Mar 13, 2013
... Hi Webdozer and Shelley, Thank you for your feedback. So appreciate being able to communicate with folks who are on the other side of this. So, the surgeon says I'm at high risk for c5 palsy, I believe because of osteophytes in the foramen. I thought he'd be able to do a foramenotomy, however now it sounds like he won't. (Or maybe it is cause he'll only be able to do one... (73 replies)

... T1 foramenotomy in 2008. I had no choice on the ACDF since there was an osteophyte pressing against the sac and I was losing CSF. ... (47 replies)
... Hello - This is my first post and hope to gain more knowledge from those who have experience with my particular issues. I have had a previous ACDF C5-6,7 in 2005 (osteophyte penetration of sac with loss of CSF, severe radiculopathy left side of neck down to left hand) and a foramenotomy C7-T1 in 2008 (gradual complete numbness of right ring and little finger). Lingering pain... (47 replies)
Mri analysis
Jun 15, 2012
... lateral foramenotomy might be better than anything....fairly minor surgery compared to a fusion. An ACDF seems like tremendous over kill and won't fix anything that is wrong. ... (56 replies)
... But you can have something called a foramenotomy as Webdozer suggested, and they can do it through a scope when only doing a single area. ... (3 replies)
... Not sure if I really have an answer for you, but I definitely feel for you! Also from what I understand on here, spinal cord disorder is mostly cervical surgeries. I've actually had both but most recently cervical fusion. It's been 10 yrs since I had lumbar fusion at L4/5. I actually had Laminectomy , foramenotomy & discectomy first- I didn't get any relief so went to another... (2 replies)
... It helps to understand a little bit of the anatomy of a vertebra. The big round bone we all associate with a vertebra is in the front and the disks are in between those bones and act as cushions. then the vertebra goes out into almost a butterfly shape with the spinal cord going down through the middle in the "Canal". At each vertebra, a pair of spinal nerves peels off just... (2 replies)
Surgery scheduled
Dec 28, 2005
... :wave: Well i'm getting ready to e-mail my supervisor right now. She was only counting on me being out for 4 weeks because when we first scheduled the surgery it was before the results of the upright MRI, so we were only going to do a foramenotomy. So on my leave request doc had put at least 4 weeks. But on my insurance papers he indicates that I won't be ready for work until... (7 replies)
Help please!!
Dec 27, 2005
... :wave: I felt compelled to reply to your message because you are EXACTLY in the same boat I was. I had herniations and bulging between C4 and C7 along w/bone spurs, formainal narrowing, blah, blah, blah. But all MRI's described my problems as "mild". I also have reverse lordosis and firbromyalgia which we think might have been brought on by the neck trauma. There are some... (5 replies)
... Banjo: Thanks for the update. As someone who has considered fusion and may have to have it in the future, this is the side effect that most concerns me. I would echo the sentiment above, that you try to be as patient as possible. I am just over two months out from a posterior foramenotomy, and I am still having some aggravating symptoms that at times seem better, then worse,... (29 replies)
Here I go again
Dec 3, 2004
... After a less than stellar recovery following ACDF in 2002, I was told by two surgeons (one being the doc who did the fusion) that I needed a foramenotomy. I was in NO hurry to go through any further surgery and so I've lived with the pain and other symptoms ever since. Now, I am having more neck issues. It feels like something sharp is in the middle of the back of my neck... (0 replies)
New choices
Mar 4, 2003
... The NS who did my ACDF in June had indicated he would do a posterior foramenotomy based on my MRI results. But the narrowing is forward, and the ortho said it makes more sense to attack from the front. ... (5 replies)

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