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... I am new to this board and if anyone has any experience in Foraminotomy, I would appreciate adivce or their experience. ... (28 replies)
... C5. I have an appoitment in 2 weeks with a NS to discuss my situation. Did your NS feel it was reasonable to do the foraminotomy for your situation? ... (28 replies)
... Here’s a followup on my procedure, a Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy. I was diagnosed with a cervical herniation, C6-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... (28 replies)

... Hi haley, Welcome to healthboards! Im sorry that you re having pain from the nerves in your neck & i have been there but had surgery on my lumbar spine. Now there are neurosurgeons & fellowship trained in spines orthopedic surgeon that not only specialize in spine surgery but even become very specialized to have more experience working on a specific segment of the spine... (1 replies)
... Having a lot of arm pain. Significantly worse than before surgery. Anyone have any experience with this type of surgery? ... (10 replies)
... Thats awesome you responded well to the surgery. Did you experience a high level of scarring? ... (4 replies)
Foraminotomy Info?
Sep 11, 2007
... My experience with 2 tries of Trigger point injections were they did not work and hurt like hell! ... (13 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. I'm now 4 and a half months out and still taking it slowly, back at work. ... (28 replies)
... Thanks Lori and Rob for your comments. 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. One definite improvement is that before, I had persistant, often mild-to moderate pain right in the area of the neck where the herniation was. I have noticed that that pain is no longer there. So that's... (28 replies)
... might be too much. I still think that a foraminotomy could be the solution, but I'm not fully educated as to the range of problems that can be corrected by foraminotomies. ... (10 replies)
... Right after the cervical fusion I began to have lower back pain more significant than prior to the lumbar foraminotomy in Apr 2010. Pain radiates across the lower back, down into the left buttock and down the left leg. Weakness, tingling and numbess throughout the leg and foot. ... (2 replies)
... sided foraminotomy is noted. ... (2 replies)
... Hi, I'm a newcomer to HealthBoards. After months of experiencing chronic symptoms of persistent tingling/pain and atrophy/weakness in my upper right arm/shoulder, I went for cervical spine X-rays, MRIs, EMG and CT Scan and was diagnosed by NS as having cervical spondylosis (multilevel degenerative disc disease), myeloradiculopathy, loss of normal lordosis, multilevel bone... (19 replies)
... ides, so I don't have spinal cord compression or need the discs removed, and that often fusions lead to more fusions, so for my case he is advising the posterior foraminotomy at two levels. So that is what I'll try first. ... (5 replies)
... and I wish I had some insight to your problems. In my experience so far, the best bet has been to gather as much data as you can in order to find the solution that will work best for you. ... (29 replies)
... level fusion in 1996, left C5 foraminotomy in 2004, and C4,5,6 laminoplasty in 2011. ... (4 replies)
Need advice
Mar 24, 2012
... things go. I had one at C5 eight years ago. It turned into an outpatient procedure, and I never bothered to fill out the pain meds prescription. Whether or not a foraminotomy is the thing for you, I do not know, but it's worth checking out. ... (4 replies)
... A posterior foraminotomy can be difficult. Going through muscle causes more post op pain, in my experience, than an anterior approach. So I'd only choose a foraminotomy if there were no other treatment choices such as Epidural Injections, etc. ... (9 replies)
... Don't let my experience worry you. ... (6 replies)
... He told me then that the Foraminotomy would not treat all my neck problems. He said I will need fusion later, but that he wanted to wait as long as possible for that if I could handle it. ... (5 replies)

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