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... Apparently I have cluster headaches which the cause is my Cervical Dystonia. I am allergic to all Triptans so I started Botox therapy which has helped some. Not always as with most treatments. ... (2 replies)
... Reversal of normal cervical lordosis throughout the cervical spine, as a result of degenerative disease. No focal bone marrow singal abnormality is seen. ... (20 replies)
... c6. My rupture was below that defect. I also was plated to span the 3 discs and they did an anterior fusion. I have a sister who has had three cervical surgeries, first was anterior and others were posterior. ... (10 replies)

... arm coordination, numbness and weakness. And, he recently gave me cervical injections to help my pains, weakness, and numbing. I am praying that I won't need a cervical surgery but you never know. ... (5 replies)
... Great Response littlesizzy!!! Second opinions are always good. I as well was confused with the level 2/3, C3/4 not healing?? Would a surgeon do another surgery so soon? I always heard that you have to wait at least 6 months between surgeries or longer. Even though it is normal to have adjacent levels herniate a surgeon may not re-operate, I had C4-C7 done in 2009 and my last... (11 replies)
... I think you will find a number of people on these boards who have had one fusion and have had to consider or have a second fusion. In my case, I had a surgical procedure to fix the herniation without fusion, but in most cases, ACDF is done. ... (8 replies)
... I am a 74 yr old female, good health, fairly active, don't smoke (quit nearly 40 years ago). I have ruptured and bulging discs between c3-4, c4-5, c5-6, c6-7 but so far do not have any symptoms of pain or numbness. One neurosurgeon is recommending that I have two separate ACDF surgeries replacing two discs each time--and feels that I should go ahead with the first surgery even... (2 replies)
... by several doctors who I respect. I live about 30 miles outside of Houston and he is nearby. I'm also considering going into Houston's medical center to get a second opinion. ... (7 replies)
... and in Jan of this year had a surgery called a foraminotomy. I was alwas told that I would need to have a fusion later. ... (4 replies)
... I have cervical spinal stenosis since 2002 and have a fusion at c4-c6 with hardware , the problems has since reared its ugly head again , I am back with the specialist , physical therapy etc.......... this time I got second opinions and I got the same answer , unless you are screaming in pain, you don't need surgery , I'm almost at that point, I would get a second opinion to... (3 replies)
... I am still not fused. She told me about a month ago to, "give the fusion more time" and get steroid shot. ... (9 replies)
... d especially my left leg was hard to lift. I had a bad fall due to the balance problems, and I think I injured my neck further. They didn't start looking at my cervical spine until I began to have such severe neuropathy in my feet, that I had blood blisters. I also had extremely hyper reflexes, and much numbness, tingling, etc. ... (65 replies)
... and your only new problem is the new level above, please see another surgeon for a second opinion before agreeing to the 360. ... (11 replies)
... ACDF. I have no way of knowing if surgery will be recommended but better to know a common possible surgical option before seeing the doctor. Perhaps schedule a second opinion now as well so you don't have to wait an additional month to see a second doctor. Consider seeing an Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon as your second opinion. ... (26 replies)
... Hello, im 38 years old and have just been told that I need anterior cervical fusion surgery. I have herniated C5 and C6 and C6 and C7. I have pain down my right arm and in my neck. I have been living on percocet for almost two weeks now. ... (39 replies)
... pressed, espescially after this one surgery will just create some level of instability til you are fused. this is why i seriously think you just really need that second opinion right now before you even commit to a surgical date on this at all. ... (5 replies)
... I did have a pseudarthrosis in my lumbar spine years ago that resulted in a second surgery. However, in that case, the first fusion was done without hardware so the second one included hardware. ... (4 replies)
... At least you had success with your 1st fusion and if you do not mind me asking what was the original reason for the fusion? ... (161 replies)
... you really DO need a second opion for an actual neurosurgeron just becasue of where this is in your spine. ... (7 replies)
... i had 3 cervical fusions, each time, i ended up worse. i would see a neurosurgeon and ask about the new procedures that are less invasive of a fusion. a fusion causes the other discs to eventually go. there are new procedures out there that are much more effective then a fusion. make sure you get a second opinion. ... (2 replies)

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