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... the Prestige Discs. Like you I wish there were better options. When I visited the Neurosurgeon I was told all 3 levels of my Cervical spine would be naturally fused within 10 years. And I can't wait! As long as it doesn't cause pain or problems. ... (80 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)
... T1 level with hypoplasia of the adjacent endplate. The cervical vertebrae reveal no compression fracture or marrow replacement. ... (7 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)
... There is minimal spondylolisthesis of C5 in relation to C6. There is mild to moderate spondylosis, greater ventrally. ... (20 replies)
... It helps to know 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)
... Here is what the MRI report says There are no relevant examinations for comparison. The patient is status post cervical fusion at C4-C5 and C5-C6.. There is a susceptibility artifact from the metallic fusion. At C3-C4 there is however a central disc herniation with ventral impression on the cervical cord. There are no significant cervical cord signal abnormalities in... (10 replies)
... views of the cervical spine were performed.There is a 2mm retrolisthesis of C5 and C6. ... (1 replies)
... To your specific question, I would take a look at your MRI's and see where the major issue is. Laminectomies just remove the backs of the vertebrae to create more room for the cord. ... (8 replies)
... Hello, I'm very sorry for your pain. I've been there (still there). I don't know if this will help, but I'll share a little of my story. I had C5-C6 huge herniation, I went to a "master" neurosurgeon. The best in his field. I actually was sitting in his office while he was being interviewed by ESPN, he is a surgeon of prominent sports figures throughout the country. At... (14 replies)
... This is my third try in sending this! My neurosurgeon did mention the possibility of a domino effect when you have fusion. Since the fused vertebrae now act as one, the normal wear and tear forces are transferred to the adjacent vertebrae. If these are healthy, you should be OK. ... (28 replies)
... C7 and have a plate over those three vertebrae on the front of my spine. The surgery itself is absolutely amazing. My scar on the front of my neck is about 5. ... (19 replies)
I have a date!!!!!
Apr 25, 2012
... C5and 6 were the ones I broke after having my C3 to C6 laminoplasty. The laminoplasty was rid of all my numbness but for some reason... ... (34 replies)
... Did your surgeon give you the option of an ADR versus a laminectomy? If your surgeon has been in the business for a while, laminectomies have been the "gold standard" of how to fix stenosis for a long time. That may be the procedure he/she has used for years, so that is the first recommendation. If the cervical stenosis is caused by herniated disks, the relatively new fix for... (4 replies)
Snap, Crackle, Pop
Feb 10, 2004
... living with the noise for 2 years now, and I guess it'll continue for the rest of my life. The physical therapist I was seeing said it was the bone spurs at the vertebrae adjacent to the fusion. There is more stress placed on the adjacent joints after a fusion, which is why I ended up with the second surgery. ... (5 replies)
... the fusion places more stress on the vertebrae above and below the fusion. ... (6 replies)
... to move your head. At each vertebra except C1 there are a pair of nerves that peels off the cord and go out to the nerve to each side. In between the vertebrae are the disks, big spongy pads that cushion the bones. ... (23 replies)
... Your spinal cord 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)
Jun 27, 2003
... and they are C1 through C7 respectively, starting at the base of your skull and going downward. ... (3 replies)
... r brain is slightly longer than normal but they aren't seeing a "Chiari malformation" that is congenital and affects that area so you are okay there. the first 2 vertebrae of the neck at C1 and C2 and they move your head. No disk between them. ... (4 replies)

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