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... I consider my surgery a huge success, and for me, I am very pleased that I chose a non fusion option. ... (24 replies)
... thanks for the info bro are the risks serious? (9 replies)
... EA, As I understand it, going in via the throat, removing the disc, replacing it with your own or donor bone, and then attaching a plate to stabilise it is and assist the fusion is probably the most common form of this surgery and is typically referred to as Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF). There are some variations on this surgery that are in common use,... (9 replies)

... ce that although I did see some relief after the first fusion, it only lasted a few years then things got worse. I don't want to be slowly turned into a 2X4 with fusion after fusion. ... (5 replies)
... Hi ghost, sorry i missed your question couldn't be on computer yesterday much. Answer to your question, sorry its long. Pre surgery DX: congenital stenosis, herniated discs at 4-5, 5-6 with significant osteophytes causing moderate right foraminal narrowing at multiple levels, reversal of lordosis, spondylosis, degenerative disk disease with movement on flexion, good... (19 replies)
... Does anyone know whether plating vs no plating has any impact on the effect on the voice - is one better than the other in relation to getting a singing voice back etc.? Dan and Dennis - did you have plating or no-plating? Good to hear that your surgeries sound like they were succesful btw - hope the singing voices are back to full form soon. rob (29 replies)
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Nov 26, 2003
... Hey Irish, Welcome to a whole new world as you will see per the number of people on this board who are in the same or similar position. I was a fit 5'6" 120 lb. atheletic 40 year old when I too injured at my c5-6 and l5-s1 discs from sitting in a dept store chair that was not properly put together. I ruptured cervical disc and herniated lumbar disc. I did same in... (21 replies)
... having more permanent damage vs surgery risks. ... (40 replies)




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