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Re: C6, C7 disk rupture

Re: C6, C7 disk rupture

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Posted by debbie on December 28, 1999 at 21:32:35:

In Reply to: C6, C7 disk rupture posted by Liz on December 20, 1999 at 18:28:25:

: Hello,
: I have just been diagnosed with a rupture of the disk between my C6 and C7 vertebrae. According to the neurosurgeon, there are fragments of the disk in my back, it's throwing my spine out of line, and is protruding anteriorally (towards spinal cord) and posterially (towards spine). Has anyone else had this and has anyone successfully avoided surgery with this? Also, the procedure he wants to do is to go through my throat, remove the disk and fuse it together with metal. Ugh...I'm going to try traction for a while, but have an appointment in a month. Any and all experience strength and hope would be helpful. Thanks...Liz


Dear Liz:
I wl try to let you know my dilema,I have also been dx with hern.disc at C6-7 and am sch for surgery this thursday the 30th..I have tried cervical traction, no help..I have tried tens unit for pain relief no help. I have tried physical therapy no help..So i am giving in to the Neurosurgeon.,I need some pain relief..I wl let you know how this goes..he is also going to fuse ith with titatium metal plate he also said i wl be better in recpvery..I havent been able to sleep or lie down for days..I also have compressed nerve root thats causing alot of pain..good luck...Debbie frm Indiana



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