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... I am not looking forward to surgery again. I had a real bad asthma attack last time. Blood oxygen level went down to 69. Then I got a fever. Doc told me to plan on staying a week this time. ... (5 replies)
... C7 cervical foraminotomy. The first 4 weeks seemed to be easier than the last 2 weeks. ... (8 replies)
... Just got back from the doc's and he said I will probably need a posterior cervical foraminotomy. ... (0 replies)

... C7 in September. Two different surgeons recommended a ACDF to remove the disc and fuse the bone. I elected to try physical therapy for a while to see if that improved the symptoms. Although it did seem to help at first, I was still having enough trouble by December that I was ready to agree to surgery. ... (28 replies)
... I still have numbness in two fingers and occasional mild pain in the left arm and hand. The NS said the numbness will probably be the last thing to resolve. It may not, of course, but if it does it will be within 12 months, he said. ... (28 replies)
... C7 two and a half years ago. It was my first major surgery but I didn't think it was so bad. My husband had to help me dress and shower for the first week because I couldn't totally lift my arms but that quickly resolved itself. ... (10 replies)
... with severe nerve root compression. The surgery went well and I was not in much pain. I did not use a collar either. I was back to work after 6 weeks and back to working out and carrying on my life. I did have a series of pain injections this year and still have forearm and tricep spasms as well as shoulder spasms. ... (4 replies)
... I was indeed hoping for an improvement in my symptoms after the procedure, and my NS seemed to think it was likely, tho no guarantees. ... (28 replies)
... The ACDF is SO much easier than the posterior cervical foraminotomy. To be honest I am 3 months post foraminotomy and still have muscle spasms. ... (10 replies)
... After the ACDF I wore a neck brace for 6 weeks and returned to work and driving at 6 weeks post op. I'm looking for experiences with Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy. ... (3 replies)
... and had further stenosis 2 years later and they did a posterior cervical foraminotomy. A bit more painful than ACDF since ACDF is through the front and the foraminotomy was through the back of the neck. My surgeon said before surgery there was "some stenosis" and he'd try to help. ... (65 replies)
... I was unsure how to respond to your and Pete's posts because the situations seem so different than mine. ... (28 replies)
... I wanted to post another update on my progress since the surgery. ... (28 replies)
... Was your surgery through the front or back of your neck? ... (11 replies)
... posted a message a couple of days ago to see how you were getting on. Sounds like your experience is very like mine, please don't rush things and take it easy. ... (28 replies)
... I finally had my consult with my neuro yesterday and he is suggesting a 4 level posterior fusion with a foraminotomy at those levels. He indicated that it is not an emergency situation, so I should think long and hard about it. ... (6 replies)
... In a laminoplasty, they remove the bone over the back of the cord. ... (13 replies)
... Just returned to work 4 weeks post op from posterior fusion surgery. ... (28 replies)
... My mom had it done to remove bone spurs. She was in excruciating pain beforehand, went in in the morning and was home that night. ... (4 replies)
Physical Therapy
Oct 12, 2012
... I dont even want to go to PT, I would rather get exercises and then work out at a gym. After I had my ACL repaired, the PT place stretched out my PT for an entire year, instead of 6 months. ... (8 replies)

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