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Old 03-15-2007, 08:26 AM   #5
monarog
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Re: Is spinal cord impingement a guarantee for surgery?

I think Smiley is right, probably depends on each individual case. I have a disc herniation with cord compression at C6-7 and am scheduled for ACDF in 10 days. I have been dealing with all the symptoms you've described and then some for about a year. In my case, my NS seems to think it is the only way to go in an effort to start feeling better. I am hopeful to get my life back - vertigo, off-balance, tingling, twitching, numbness in arms/legs is getting old. The whole hyper-sensitive nervous system thing is just wearing me out. I'm willing to give it a shot. Just thought I'd share with you my journey so far. Hopefully, I can report back with a good outcome from surgery. Best of luck to you. Mona