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Old 01-25-2010, 06:33 AM   #1
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Two years ago I had a cervical laminectomy at C6-C7. Now I am having the same pain down my arm, in my shoulder and behind my scapular. My question is, is it possible to herniate the same disc? According to what I have read, if it was a different disc I would have pain in a different place. Have any of you needed surgery on the same disc more than once? Is this common? and is this
going to keep happening? Any input is greatly appreciated.

 
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A couple various scenarios are possible - a high probability would be bone ridges growing in those same levels that might be pressing on nerve. Bone spurs could have grown in the foramins where the nerve roots are - so it doesn't necessarily need to be disk. Osteophytes can grow in places that were previously cleaned. Sorry you are having problems - you probably need to check back in with the doctor.

 
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