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... Florida Hospital in Orlando Florida. The Neurosurgen went in thru the front of the neck, removed the 2 herniated disks, inserted bone grafts from a bone bank and fused C5, C6 and C7 with a titanium plate and 6 screws. I was in the hospital one night and released the following day. ... (16 replies)
... The disk between your C6 and C7 vertebrae is protruding backward into your spinal canal. The disk may have ruptured, or it may just have been squeezed out by pressure on the spine. ... (2 replies)
... Good question....I believe that all doctors will agree that the disks above and below the injury will become weaker in time. Whether or not additional surgeries will be needed is unknown per individual. My guess is yes. Stinks. ... (4 replies)

... related to anterior spinal fusion hardware at the C6 and C7 levels. ... (6 replies)
... Dear Group Member: decompression & fusing C3-C4 - step one? Please consider posting my message below. I am interested in the special knowledge of your group for the newly emerging field of spinal solutions. I am trying to make decisions to save my life. Please review the summary below, designed for efficiency of the reader. I am sincere, I need the help, and I am... (5 replies)
... He also told me that I had 4 ruptured disks in my neck and I should have surgery as soon as possible. He said that he would do at least 2 levels and use my own bone for the fusing. ... (4 replies)
... Hi - sorry to hear about your problems. I have a situation similar to yours, so let me share what I know. I was fused C5/6, and C6/7 in 2004, and C4/5 in 2005. I recovered really well from the first, and ok after the second - I have some chronic pain now that I must deal with. From things I have read, the more levels fused, and the more surgeries, the greater the chance... (4 replies)
... just a bit about basic spinal anatomy. Your spine consists of bony vertebrae that protect the spinal cord and nerve roots. The vertebrae are separated by spongy disks that allow movement but provide cushioning. ... (7 replies)
... They took the disks out and fused everything together with plates and screws so that there was no more movement at those levels. Movement meant PAIN. No movement for me means less pain. ... (20 replies)
... The surgeon says my Lumbar spine looks perfect like I was a 20 year old. My problem is a deformed c spine that was fused from birth. Now at 46 the c5 c7 disks are pressing on my cord. There is no fluid around the cord at this level and the surgeon wants to operate. ... (15 replies)
Just burning now
Jan 14, 2003
... C7, implanted donor bone and fused everthing with a titanium plate and 6 screws. I was only in the hospital overnight and out of work for 2 weeks. I have an office job. ... (12 replies)
... Thanks for the advice Jennybyc. Ironically, I just found out my insurance won't cover the artificial disk. And it was because of the art. disk they were only doing to do 2 levels, not 3. The 3rd disk C4-5) has a ridge and mildly impression on cord. I went and had yet another opinion and he strongly advises on 3 level fusion. If I went with 2 he believes within 1-2 year... (8 replies)
... but if you've been fused recently, they'll tell you not to take it. ... (1 replies)
... Sorry to hear about your other troubles. I have to think that post-surgery swelling and shifting around in there may take a while to settle down. Even though my fusion seems to have reduced or eliminated the constant chronic part of my pain, I am still having the same muscle twitches I was having before, plus some! My fused levels were C5-C6-C7, but my NS seems to think... (3 replies)
... descends out of the base of the brain and into the spinal canal. The spinal canal is inside the vertebrae of the spine at the back of the bone.The much maligned disks are in the front of the vertebrae and in between them as well. ... (27 replies)
... off the cord and go out to the body...one nerve to each side. In between the vertebrae are the disks, big spongy pads that cushion the bones. The backside of the disks abuts the spinal cord canal so if you happen to get a rupture of the disk at the back, then it go into the canal and affect both the cord and the nerves. ... (23 replies)
... Hi Chitown. Web asked me to take a look at your MRI and see what I think about it. My neck had cord compression from C3 to C7 and severe nerve compression on both sides as well. ... (20 replies)
... Hi Chitown. Web asked me to take a look at your MRI and see what I think about it. My neck had cord compression from C3 to C7 and severe nerve compression on both sides as well. ... (20 replies)
... Hi Chitown. Web asked me to take a look at your MRI and see what I think about it. My neck had cord compression from C3 to C7 and severe nerve compression on both sides as well. ... (20 replies)
... Jenny - you are WONDERFUL. I am so thankful I found this board and that spineAZ referred you to me. First I need to ask - you had 2 major surgeries and fused from C3 to T1 but not ACDF - can you move any part of your neck? (they recommending me C4 to C7). and you said not ACDF - I'm very new to all this - so what did you have done and what caused you to have all this? ... (27 replies)


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