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Jun 11, 2012
... weeks after my laminoplasty but only 4 hours a day. did that for 2 weeks then went to 6 hours a day for 2 weeks. Then my gallbladder crapped out on me and I had to have that taken out 6 weeks after the neck surgery. I returned to work a couple of weeks after that full time. ... (73 replies)
... Hi Erika...I did not have an ACDF but I did have the spinal cord compression so that is why I know. So I can't really tell you anything about the ACDF. ... (23 replies)
... Hi Brandi....this is my story, maybe it will help you..... ... (23 replies)

... Angel here...don't look at all the dirt on my wings please...and my halo is VERY tarnished...fell right off my cloud last week. ... (11 replies)
... Your replies have been both reassuring and informative. I'm looking forward to finding relief, but am still wary of surgery. I do find temporary relief with OTC NSAID therapy in conjunction with muscle relaxants which keep me from allowing that tension to get out of control. ... (12 replies)
... That sounds terrible. At one point they were talking about a 3 level fusion for me with a plate. I really don't know what to do at this point. I've been told that surgery won't help all of my symptons, only give me a better safety margin. ... (7 replies)
... I want you to know that I have had my entire neck fused and am still sitting here and going to work and raising two children. I have had three surgeries though. ... (7 replies)
... but your 2 vertebrae can be stabilized with bone grafts. Hate to say it but you may need all that old hardware removed and then have the entire area fused form the back with one of the long fusion systems. I think mine is the Vertex System.... ... (4 replies)
Help - I'm the 10%
Jun 29, 2010
... and finding out is was from torn ligaments I got as a child from abuse, I know first hand what can happen with ligament instability and I'd say get it fixed. ... (75 replies)
... Where do I ever begin. There is so much. ... (24 replies)
... of the report mentions that there seems to be tissue thickening near the odontoid process which is at the base of the brain near C1, that looks like a there may have been ligament damage...someone have whiplash? ... (10 replies)
... No sweat NJLady...I have brain farts all the time. Can't blame it on menopause...way past that! ... (11 replies)
... so it appears to be 4 levels but in fact, you had 5 vertebrae fused together, with 4 disks spaces fused. ... (7 replies)
... I never had an anterior done, MJ. My first was the rear approach laminoplasty. ... (75 replies)
... We are all stunned when we hear we need surgery but there is something about a doc cutting into your neck that seems to really bring out the fear. And being a nurse, you've probably heard the worst....doesn't help. ... (53 replies)
Pain and Dispair
Aug 5, 2012
... Thank You Medimess, I'm astounded when reading of others plights caused by Dr.'s thinking they know all and listen to none, because of this attitude I ended up being classified as disabled and unemployable at 38. ... (6 replies)
... at the Laser Spine Institute in July 2006. And it was hugely successful, much to my delight. ... (12 replies)
... I have been through so much. C1,2,3 posterior fusion. C4,5,6 anterior fusion. ... (24 replies)
... f is being done. If you go to the hospital website, and click on that your looking for a doctor who a neurosurgeon, you'll see the names there with contact info. I have the chief of neurosurgery, Dr. Eric J. ... (23 replies)
Need Support
Oct 27, 2006
... and will eventually have C7. ... (20 replies)

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