I am a 40 year old male. I previous was a competive bodybuilder and power
lifter. In 2008 I had a Laminectomy for C2-C4 due to spinal stenosis. 4 years later, I face the news again that I need surgery to repair, what my doctor referred to as, "a really worn out neck for a 40 year old." He indicated I need a spinal straightening procedure to get my neck properly aligned. The laminectomy weakened the surrounding structure causing my neck to shift forward which is causing all the muscles in my upper back to be constantly in knots. In addition to that procedure, he says I need a fusion from c2-c7. I am hoping someone has had a similar experience I am about to go through and can share their experience so I know what I can expect. 1 last thing, he mentioned they use a new procedure involving stem cells. Anyone familiar with this technique?
Greetings I know someone who had at least 5 back surgeries. I would investigate massage and movement therapies first personally. I would also investigate the risks for a procedure at this area of the spine. Of course everyone makes their own health care decisions in life and is in charge of their own health care. Peace, sjb
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