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Old 03-12-2010, 07:17 AM   #1
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darisa HB User
snoring after cervical discectomy

hello everyone,

I had a c5-c6 disc repaired which left my vocal cords temporarily paralyzed.
My voice came back, but I now suffer from shortness of breath on exertion and this awful snoring, which I wasn't a snorer before and it doesn't sound like the typical snore(the grunting snore). My daughter was so surprised by the snoring that she recorded me!! My oxygen level goes down into the low 80's while I'm asleep as well.

My ENT says that there is nothing that can be done about it. He says that my vocal cords are sluggish ??????? and that it's chronic and there is no cure.
I really hate the fact that I can't breath and snore! When something startles me or like when my dog gets out and I have to try and get her back in the house, I go into a stridor fit. It's so makes me panic sometimes.

Is there anyone out there who has aquired a snoring problem after surgery?
and by the way, the dr has me on oxyen at night for it, but it doesn't help.

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Old 04-06-2010, 01:58 PM   #2
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Re: snoring after cervical discectomy

Hi darisa,
I too had a snoring problem after my surgery. It seemed to go away in my second week post-op along with any pain in my throat. At least my husband has not been complaining about it this week (I'm in my third week post-op) and I have stopped waking myself up!
I can tell my issue was not as severe as yours, but you are not alone in the snoring!
C5/6 acdf and corpectomy with hardware on 03/17/2010

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