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Old 06-09-2003, 02:40 PM   #1
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Question Bone Spurs and Annular Tears

Hey, I was wondering..Oh no!!...how do they get rid of the bone spurs in the c-spine?? And do they do anything about the annular tears? All these questions keep coming to mind....at least I haven't lost my mind!! (YET!)
Midge

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-Born a premie in 1964-8 wks early
-C-section 1990
-C-section 1992
-C-section 1995
-Shoulder pain since 2000
-C4-C5 bone spurs causing central canal stenosis. Annular tear.
-C5-C6 mild narrowing of canal.
-C6-C7 disc bone spur and annular tear.
-C7-T1 bone spur and annular tear.
-Myelogram 6-5-03
-Surgery-unknown yet, probably in 7-03
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-Born a premie in 1964-8 wks early
-C-section 1990, 1992, & 1995
-Shoulder pain since 2000
-C4-C5 bone spurs causing central canal stenosis. Annular tear.
-C5-C6 mild narrowing of canal.
-C6-C7 disc bone spur and annular tear.
-C7-T1 bone spur and annular tear.
-No surgery;I'm not bad enough yet!

 
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Old 06-09-2003, 03:36 PM   #2
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bone spurs ah................. they drill/shave them off. I just had it done 6/4/2003 on c6-7. It is a painful recovery. Not sure about the tears. Good luck

lori

laminectomy l4-5 2001
acdf c5-6-7 10/2002
posterior laminectomy/foraminotomy c6-7 6/4/2003
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lami L4-5, ACDF C5-6-7, post. lami-foraminotomy c6-7, staph infect. revision acdf c4-5-6-7 new c4-5 2004. STILL IN PAIN 24/7

 
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Old 06-09-2003, 04:19 PM   #3
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lori,
I needed to know this also but I wish I didn't see the answer painful recovery.

Sorry, I a guy that's a mouse.

Jim
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C2-3, disc protrusion which contacts but does not compress
C3-4, disc protrusion with bone spurs, neural foraminal narrowing.
C4-5 large disc protrusion with bone spurs compressing the cord, severe canal stenosis
C5-6 disc protrusion with bone spurs compressing the left cord, severe stenosis
C6-7 disc protrusion with bone spurs but does not compress the cord, neural foraminal stenosis.
C7-T1 is normal
T2-3 disc protrusion which contacts but does not compress

Conclusion:
Severe canal stenosis secondary to disc protrusion at C4-5 and C5-6 with mild cord volume loss at these levels.

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Old 06-10-2003, 04:18 AM   #4
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Lori,
Yuck!! A painful recovery!! And I have bone spurs at 3 levels! But I don't know if they'll do all the levels or not. Thanks.

Jim,
I hear ya! And you're not a mouse!! Nobody likes pain or wants to endure it for months at a time. So chin up, we can do it!!

Midge
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-Born a premie in 1964-8 wks early
-C-section 1990, 1992, & 1995
-Shoulder pain since 2000
-C4-C5 bone spurs causing central canal stenosis. Annular tear.
-C5-C6 mild narrowing of canal.
-C6-C7 disc bone spur and annular tear.
-C7-T1 bone spur and annular tear.
-No surgery;I'm not bad enough yet!

 
Old 06-10-2003, 08:57 AM   #5
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YIKES!
I have two big spurs on C6 and 7 and a smaller one on C5. This isn't the best news I've heard, but I'd rather know than be surprised. Thanks for the info.
Jeanine

 
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