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... Regarding your question on a less invasive procedure, I would definitely keep on top of it with your current doctor and also see about getting another opinion to see what he recommends. ... (34 replies)
... to allow me to make the best decision for myself. you all know how hard it is to get more than one line, or even one word answers from doctors sometimes, so, it is incredibly helpful to get an idea of the bigger picture from everyone here, including the good and the bad. ... (7 replies)
... with rods and screws. Aside from a loss of range and motion, the spine fused and all is well. A couple of things to know. A posterior approach used to be the norm for cervical fusions. ... (16 replies)

... if your surgery isn't until dec 18th, and you're uneasy as to whether or not you truly need an acdf, maybe you should consider a second opinion? ... (17 replies)
... Yes I am going to an outpatient surgical center. My procedure is done with a small incision....they use a microscope for zooming in on the disc for accuracy since they are not opening you up very wide. ... (4 replies)
... I really hate to hear that you or anyone is having to go back in for more surgery... ... (7 replies)
... I don't even recall what a PCF is. They have always wanted to do the fusion, right from the start. But I keep reading that the disc replacement is better for a number of reasons, the biggest reason being that the adjacent levels can remain unaffected and less likely to blow out. ... (5 replies)
... And if you need an ACDF now, why are you holding out for an artificial disk? ... (5 replies)
... Whiplash happened 5 years ago but it is unbearable. Honestly, unbearable. ... (27 replies)
... For starters, I'd want to be clear on what he means by "left neural canal". That specific terminology is something I have not encountered before. Does he mean the foraminal opening, or is he talking about the left side of the spinal cord itself? ... (2 replies)
... us. He had the ACDF himself last year performed by a colleague, with the same procedure details he's set forth for me, something that meant a lot to me to know, actually. ... (8 replies)
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Jul 15, 2003
... I've been in a similar situation. It sounds like you are not jumping into an ACDF, which is the most common procedure that NS recommend. ... (4 replies)
... I've had an ACDF, a foraminotomy and a laminoplasty. ... (13 replies)
... What you do now is your decision. I went "conservative" too and then when that failed, went major with the 6 vertebrae fusion and laminectomy. ... (14 replies)
... spinal stenosis, which is not an unusual condition. I'm in the same boat. Usually, what's the case is that the pedicle, which might be called a "spacer" bone in your spinal structure, is too small. ... (4 replies)
... I know awhile back I made a post titled ACDF SUCCESS STORIES, see if you can find that... ... (8 replies)
... I understand what you are saying and am feeling much of the same. I am scheduled to see an OSS on tues. for a surgical consult. I don't want another fusion nor more plates, I have little enough range of motion as it is, I don't want to lose any more. ... (9 replies)
... I still have pain in the neck, although this generally seems to be getting better with time, and it's seldom more than an annoyance. ... (28 replies)
... it is quite concerning. It sounds like the weakness I have is worse than what you experienced. ... (16 replies)
... The spinal cord, which is what really matters, in surrounded by the CSF. ... (5 replies)

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