Re: 6 weeks post posterior foraminotomy c5,6
Dozer I have total faith in my surgeon. He is chief of neuroscience and the spine center for Stanford . He has been honest and conservative. He told me at follow up, which I was aware of,that I have 2 more bulging discs at c5,6 and c6,7 and bones spurs at c6,7. But he didn't think they were bad enough to fuse and wanted to see if this would solve my pain.Therefore the conservative treatment. So I don't know. He said by the end of November he'll do another MRI and see how it looks and if it's worse then we will see what my pain is like and he might fuse my c5,6 and do an ADR at c6,7 since my c7-t1 he already did. He has been so wonderful. I know one of my bone spurs they cut out was big. So maybe they had to cut into muscle deeper, that might be causing the pain. I don't know. My goal right now is to get off the OxyContin and see if I can work with my pain management doctor and see what alternatives are. Thank you for replying.