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... P.S. I noticed your user name. You must live in Indiana or be from Indiana. I am too. Indiana Spine Group is where I went. They're very good there. ... (14 replies)
... Hello, Hope someone has had this surgery. I am awaiting a cervical disectomy with corepectomy. I have 2 herniated discs C34 C45 pressing on my nerve and causing compression. I had my first Orto appt the last of Feb. The ortho said I need surgery and he will take out the bad vertebrae and file down the bone spurs. He will then use a bone from the bone bank PTL already had one... (9 replies)
Jan 28, 2014
... Yeah, I did... Honestly I haven't fully recovered yet either. I have noticed some new symptoms & pains. The only problem is I don't have health insurance now. I lost it about 3 weeks after my operations & never got to do true physical therapy. I have logged on to the new "National Healthcare" site. But since the screw ups they had. It was never forwarded to my state for... (6 replies)

Help - I'm the 10%
Jun 29, 2010
... Good info jenny- I know your all over this board along w/ Marcia and spineaz & pn I believe all have great info. But you have seen my MRI - what do you think ? Do you lean torward opinion dr # 1. Or # 2 - I trust you based on your experience - I know some centers want to exhaust all measures until they get u in to surgery - o have not tried injections - but the spasms sill in... (75 replies)
Titanium Plates
Oct 19, 2009
... estella3- I had my surgery in Indiana. I had considered going somewhere other than our local hospital. I did a lot of research and called a couple of practices outside my city. Then I met with the NS from our hospital and new after all the research that what he said I could believe and I felt completely comfortable and confident in his abilities. I have absolutely no doubt... (8 replies)
... My husband went out and we bought a Playstation 3. We bought Lego Indiana Jones. Easy game, but took hours to play. Kept me entertained because I could play it laying in my recliner. ... (4 replies)
... Lily, my first thought is 'YOUR POOR HUSBAND!'. He has amazing fortitude to have gone through all of that. You must have great empathy for one another, both knowing how it feels. I'm guessing you are each other's best support. I know what you mean about feeling protective of your 'new back'. I feel that way about my back and neck already and have been working out in my... (8 replies)
... Hi, I can't thank the two of you enough for posting in response. It really helps, really 'boosts' to read the support and advice in your posts (the voices of reason --'seasoned' reason from those who've been through it first and are helping the newbies along... not 'seasoned' as in older). I've been further checking into my neurosurgeon and I am feeling even more... (8 replies)
... My life was pretty neat in 1999. I had worked out of the country for 4 years. Saved the majority of that money, moved back to the area of Indiana where I grew up. I have never been fond of Tampa. ... (21 replies)
New to this site
Apr 30, 2006
... indigo Hello everyone, I am new to this site and just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Becky, I live in Indiana, my two kids are all grown and gone. I still have my other 2 girls (cats) to come home to every night.LOL I have had chronic back pain for 2 yrs. Still to this day I have not received relief from this daily 8-9 pain. My doc is working with me and I can tell... (1 replies)
... Hello all, I had a ACDF with instrumentation on May 22, 2003. It was on C3-C6. My question is sometimes my neck will get hot and only my neck. No pain, just a weird feeling. Anyone experience this? Lori Indiana (2 replies)
... Hi Renee, I had a ACDF with Corepectomy on April 22, 2003. Mine was for 2 ruptured discs, bone spurs and spinal cord compression. I wrote CPR Coach under his post if you want to check it out. I woke up one morning with terrible pain in shoulders and down my rt arm, To make a long stry short I chose Physical Therapy for 4 weeks. Well it didnt help me and I then said go ahead... (5 replies)
... Hi Coach ;) Write me back anytime if you think of anything you forgot to ask. All I can say is when the pain gets bad enough you look forward to surgery! I go back Nov 25th and I am anxious to see how the fusion is looking. I read all I could on this surgery and even watched a ACDF on Discovery channel. Call me weird lol I like to know what is happening to me. Do whatever... (7 replies)
... Hi CPR Coach, I had a 3 level ACDF wirg Corepectomy on April 22, 2003. I have a titanium plate and 6 screws in my neck. As far as pain Thank the good Lord I am better. I had the radioculpathy down my rt arm to start with and then proceeded down the left. By the time surgery rolled around I only had 30% use of my rt arm and hand. My surgery lasted 3 hours. I had a bad sore... (7 replies)
? on Fusion
Sep 28, 2003
... Teri, Boy, I sure hope it wont mean another surgery. This was my 2nd ACDF only difference is this time it was worse. They did a 3 level fusion with corepectomy. I wore a Miami J for 8 weeks even though I ahve a titanium plate and 6 screws. I quit smoking b4 surgery and thank God I am still smoke free. I have been reading on a bone stimulator. I go back In Nov and will ask Dr... (3 replies)
? on Fusion
Sep 28, 2003
... Hi Spine Friends, Been awhile since I wrote. I went back to the Orthapedic Surgeon in July. It had been 3 months and my bone graft still had not fused. I understand it can take up to a year. My question is what if it still hasnt fused then? I have a titanium plate and 6 screws over the graft? I have pain sometimes and a stiff neck but nothing like b4 surgery. Any input would... (3 replies)
... LoverLife Dowpe! I thought I had already answered your post to me. And, no, I'm not from nor have never lived in Indiana. It's the Nebraska Husker's fight yell and I am a huge Husker fan. As you can see from my previous reply, I'm ready to do something. Thanks so much for replying. I'm thinking if I do the ACDF that I'll use my own bone. It kind of wierds me out... (14 replies)
... Hello, I had a ACDF with corepectomy on 4-22-03. Mine was C3-C7. I was in surgery for 3 hours. I came out wearing a Miami J Brace for 8 weeks. I had 2 ruptured discs and they were causing spinal cord compression. I got along fairly good after surgery. I had a bad sore throat but it went away within a couple days. I wsa on Vicodin and that helped. As far as sleeping I slept in... (1 replies)
Got A Question!!!
Jul 30, 2003
... Hi All, Been awhile since I posted. Went to Orthopedic surgeon that did my ACDF& corepectomy. It has been 3 months. Had my xray and Dr says he is alil concerned you can see cut marks in 2 places where I have not fused. I have a plate and six screws over these fusions. My ? is what if I am still showing these places when I go back in 4 months? Had this done on C3-7. I was... (0 replies)
... I am also having terrible head pains since surgery (approx 9 wks ago). I didn't have this prior to surgery. The pain is a tingling pain that begins at the base of my neck and runs up the back of my head and over to my forehead. My scalp is really tender. My NS said that it is because the muscles, ligaments and occipital nerve were stretched during surgery and it will take time... (7 replies)

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