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    Old 06-13-2009, 01:02 PM   #1
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    Status post laminectomy

    On status post laminectomy MRI, conclusion states abnormal signal at c-4/c-5 which was present on prior (pre surgery) studies. Surgeon claims this is mylomalacia. I never had an injury to my spinal cord, but had swelling and degeneration/stenosis at all C levels which validated surgery. Three months after surgery, still have neck stiffness, finger numbnesss and muscle spasms. Your thoughts?

     
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    Old 06-13-2009, 06:25 PM   #2
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    Re: Status post laminectomy

    Give it time. In terms of spine surgery, 3 months is nothing. It takes 2 years to know what is permanent and what is not. I know...went from paralysis to 95% function. The spine is slow to forget and forgive it's injuries so wait a while. If you're still this bad at your next check-up, then ask. I assume you have a 6 month post-op check up??????

    But honestly, it does take time. Nerve fibers are the slowest to repair themselves in the body and it just takes time.

    Hang in there..............Jenny(Laminoplasty and fusion C3 to T1)

     
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