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Old 06-06-2013, 12:56 PM   #3
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Los Angeles
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alittletex HB User
Re: C5/C6 C6/C7 spinal cord compression - DESPERATE TO AVOID SURGERY

Thanks, WebDozer. I will post the MRI report tonight.

To clairfy, we are extremely cautious about fusion surgery for his situation. His symptoms are constant burning and/or pins & needeles that shoot throughout his entire body...both hands & forearms, right face, both legs, right hip, left foot & penis. No dr. has been able to identify why he is having any symptoms below the belt. And no dr. has been able to give assurance that symptoms will diminish with surgery. He has no loss of motor function or strength. The combination of all this gives us great concern on whether or not surgery will actually help him. We are just so scared that we may make things worse with fusion.