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... 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)
... It would be a good idea to to get a copy of the CD and written report of your MRI and get a second opinion. I herniated 3 discs in my neck playing monster with my girls and ended up with spinal cord compression, I crashed into her hard and head on. ... (14 replies)
... ly your initial visit, "possible myelopathy" that he has now confirmed as having myeolopathy. and what jen said IS very true, this can ONLY stem from very direct compression upon your cord. i have this to from my spinal cord damage that will never go away. ... (75 replies)

... spinal tracts' were being impacted by both, the actual cord compression itself, along with the addition of also having the edema too which could also add its own 'form' of actual compression as well. ... (5 replies)
... mj, i never said the 'collar' was making things worse, i stated you were very lucky he placed it ON you at all which IS why things simply do NOT yet feel as "bad" as they could or would be without him having had done THAT one thing for you? ... (75 replies)
... I'm back. Amazing what a good night's sleep does for dilated pupils! I can see! Hate these eye exams every few months! ... (11 replies)
... Mama,i would be very very hesitant to even attempt any sort of actual PT with your current spinal cord status, could end up doing even more damage to it. ... (11 replies)
... I was looking over what your MRI report says and that made me wonder why the doctor said you might need 3 surgeries. Is there more to the MRI report than what you wrote here? ... (6 replies)
... while not seeing the myelomalacia is really a good thing at this point, it is NOT deadly. all it is when it does show up in an MRI like your situation with cord contact, it would mean that the real cord contact is very stong. ... (11 replies)
Help - I'm the 10%
Jun 22, 2010
... i did not see that abbreviation anywhere else in your post, thats why i am asking? ... (75 replies)
... I need to get off the computer, but I'll try to do a fly by here. I know what it is like to wait! ... (5 replies)
... Welcome to the board. I am sorry that you need surgery and that it has come on suddenly so you haven't had a chance to adjust to the news. Rest assured, everyone reacts this way initially. ... (5 replies)
... Actually your issues are in a good spot for minimal loss of range of motion. I had same surgery in Jan 07. I was out of work for almost 3 months. Desk job, with lots of computer work, which ranks right up there for adding stress to this particular region. ... (8 replies)
... up. This time it did not go away. I still have no mobility in my neck. ... (1 replies)
... but the worst of the pain is gone and the symptoms from spinal cord compression went away after the surgery. The only thing that really bothers my neck is taking plane flights. ... (5 replies)
... Hi Minstrel...I'm Jenny and we have a lot in commom. I also had cervical cord compression and almost no pain but had the stiff legs, ataxic gait at times, clumsy hand syndrome and widespread numbness. ... (5 replies)
Acdf c-6-7
Feb 7, 2012
... lost' or there was ANY change at all with your actual neuro status when they lifted compression, or 'something else may have impacted too. these particular notes are usually the ONLY place this type of stuff even gets recorded in any real way shape or form. ... (10 replies)
... Hello everyone. I have been trolling this website for a long time and finally decided to see if what I have is actually something I need to get surgery on or if I can wait and try other methods. Please excuse the long explanations and bad grammar. ... (3 replies)
... Let's start with some good news. Since you have less pain and tingling in your arm, you have time to find the right surgeon and the right surgery. If your arm had stayed numb, you'd be looking at urgent surgery. ... (27 replies)
... Hi and welcome. Here's the problem with spinal issues. Everyone thinks that ae going to have surgery to relieve their pain and that is not why spine docs operate. They could not care less about your pain. What they worry about is nerve and or spinal cord damage. ... (3 replies)

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