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... 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)
... Many thanks for this message board as I've been perusing around quite a bit trying to educate myself on recent MRI results and subsequent Neurosurgeon consults. ... (10 replies)
... My surgeon instructed me to wear a hard brace for 4 weeks and a soft collar for 4 weeks there after. I am off the brace except for when I sleep. I am afraid to "sleep wrong" on it. ... (2 replies)

Second Surgery?
Feb 2, 2005
... ACDF surgery 7 months ago and have had physical therapy for several months. Recently, I have experienced pain in my left arm and especially elbow area. ... (5 replies)
... I have waited for almost 20 years to get to this point. I first discovered a problem in 1984 when I woke up in a hotel room and thought I was having a heart attack. I had pain in the front of my chest on the left side, a pain down my left shoulder blade and tingling in my left arm and hand. ... (6 replies)
... on September 12. I am wearing an Aspen collar, and will have this new fashion accessory on me for 6 weeks. I was on a liquid diet for the first 2 weeks and am now on soft foods. ... (3 replies)
... From what I've read this is quite common. ... (8 replies)
... To reiterate, I am very much an amateur, just trying to apply eyesight and common sense. ... (9 replies)
... I know what you are going thru. Been there. The other respondents to your posting covered a good bit of ground. I can give you a bit of the down side. ... (4 replies)
... If so, that is the reason for her pain in that area. Pain after surgery is very common and normal unless her pain is unbearable. ... (6 replies)
... Her pain does seem to be quite extreme. She is now 5 weeks post surgery and she is still having to take pain medicine. I know the pain must be bad for her because she is not one to take pain medicine. ... (6 replies)
... So I guess if all I had was just the bulge, he wouldn't have recommended surgery yet. ... (7 replies)
... body "protects" the area of "injury". Your body is essentially inactive during the first couple of weeks, and it is healing. Spasms will mask themselves, and feel like all sorts of other things, including the pain you felt before surgery. ... (258 replies)
... I'll post my interpretation here and you'll probably get someone else giving you their interpretation on the other post. We have a lot of knowledgeable people here so what I miss they'll fill in. ... (19 replies)
... due to the fact that I am starting to fuse. He felt that it is no longer necessary... ... (258 replies)
... e for air, heart was really thumping too like I had just run a marathon the pain subsided almost as soon as it had come I estimate coundn't have lasted more than a couple of minutes, I rested for a while but ever since my back has been tender and achey and the pain is almost a daily occurence. ... (5 replies)
... What type of procedure do you think they may reccomend or is that still to be determined? ... (14 replies)
... in 2002. It can take up to 1 full year for a fusion to heal. After any type of fusion, you should not be lifting patients nor anything heavy. But I did the same thing..... ... (10 replies)
... Smiley we have a LOT in common.. ... (5 replies)
... A couch potato NO! I don't believe for one minute you will become a couch potato. If there is no other problems at any other level and you have screws and plate you should be fine to do almost every thing you did before. Take caution though. ... (4 replies)


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