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Re: Cervical Spinal Stenosis

Re: Cervical Spinal Stenosis

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Posted by Darla on February 28, 2000 at 20:59:23:

In Reply to: Re: Cervical Spinal Stenosis posted by Kessy on February 07, 2000 at 23:41:10:

My husband had the same problem. Cervical spinal stenosis. 4-7 lamenectomy with no fusion on 4/21/95. He now has been diagnosed with myeloradiculopathy or swan neck. This is cause from not having fusion done. He is now at risk of having his spinal cord pinched or cut by his spine. The surgeon he saw recently said it is the worse case he has seen for rapid progression. Before the surgery in 95 he could bearly walk a very short distance, 50 ft. He also had a stroke in his spinal cord from lack of circulation in the cord. After surgery he did progress but it took about 2 years. He has large amount of muscle loss and severe pain in neck and between shoulder blades. He also has tingling and burning in his legs. Like Kessie he was a risk of paralysation before surgery. Wonderful surgeon, Don Penney, Brain and spinal surgeon, performed emergency surgery. He was diagnosed on Wednesday and had surgery on Friday. Now he is faced with another surgery and he doesn't want to have it done. Fusion is the only answer, so the dr. says.





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