It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Spinal Cord Disorders Message Board

  • Calcified disc material?

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 03-24-2002, 06:32 PM   #1
    Lindita
    Newbie
     
    Join Date: Mar 2002
    Location: Abilene, TX USA
    Posts: 7
    Lindita HB User
    Calcified disc material?

    Does anyone know how hard this material is to scrape off? I'm just curious. I've seen it mentioned here on this board, and the neurosurgeon said my herniation is calcified. I've looked all over the internet and I couldn't find anything on this process of the
    surgery. Is it like filing bone? That's the picture I have of it.

    ------------------
    Linda

     
    Sponsors Lightbulb
       
    Old 03-25-2002, 01:06 AM   #2
    Unregistered
    Guest
     
    Posts: n/a
    Re: Calcified disc material?

    I had a calcified right shoulder from illustrating (repetetive movement). Xrays showed it a s crescent of white clearly in the way of smooth movement of the joint. My doctor injected cortisone into the area. With time it fragmented and later exrays showed 'a fragmented' calcification. I doenst bother me much these days. But then I'm not illustrating much these days either... But my range of shoulder motion is good

    B

     
    Old 03-25-2002, 05:53 PM   #3
    Lindita
    Newbie
     
    Join Date: Mar 2002
    Location: Abilene, TX USA
    Posts: 7
    Lindita HB User
    Re: Calcified disc material?

    Hi B,

    I can't say I ever heard of that. How interesting. I'm glad it doesn't bother you any more. It's amazing what the body can do.

    ------------------
    Linda

     
    Old 03-25-2002, 06:23 PM   #4
    Lizzie51427
    Inactive
     
    Join Date: Nov 2001
    Location: Schaumburg, IL. U.S.A.
    Posts: 0
    Lizzie51427 HB User
    Re: Calcified disc material?

    Dear Linda,
    I had calcified disc material scraped off during my discectomy surgery. I don't know exactly how he did it, but I know he said surgery went an hour longer than expected because of it. I am going for a CT scan of my ear in an hour, because I'm still having ear problems that I thought were from my neck, but I just found a hard lump behind my right ear that could be a bone (I'm not sure), but maybe all this time it's been an ear problem...? Anyway, my neck surgery went very well...and this after lifting way more than I was supposed to and slipping and falling on ice...But, as to the calcified disc material, all I know is I'm glad it's gone! Lizzie

     
    Old 03-26-2002, 11:40 AM   #5
    OLIVER-DOVE
    Member
     
    Join Date: Aug 2001
    Location: Newburg, Maryland, USA
    Posts: 73
    OLIVER-DOVE HB User
    Re: Calcified disc material?

    Hey Linda,

    Just like an oyster makes a pearl by layering over a grain of sand. The same is true of our own bodies. In a way your body is making it's own vertebre fusion. This can be more trouble than just having a herniated disk because it bulges out further and compromises the nerves more. It does takes more time to remove during surgery. I would not worry about it unless you plan not to have surgery to correct the problem.

    Oliver <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/wave.gif">

     
    Old 03-26-2002, 07:17 PM   #6
    Lindita
    Newbie
     
    Join Date: Mar 2002
    Location: Abilene, TX USA
    Posts: 7
    Lindita HB User
    Re: Calcified disc material?

    Thank you Lizzie and Oliver,

    The surgeon wants me to schedule my surgery. It's been a bit dreary in my world so I'm not always able to talk about it without being over-emotional. He (surgeon) seemed a little contemplative when it came to my calcified disc because of the way it sticks into the spinal cord. I understand his concern. My spinal cord doesn't have any room the way it is.
    I'm trying to let go of some of my worry but it is really difficult.

    I hope your doctor appointment went alright Lizzie.

    ------------------
    Linda

     
    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    Herniated disc vs. calcified disc/bone spurs Gnocchi Hernia 1 06-16-2008 08:07 PM
    degenerative disc snape Back Problems 9 11-30-2007 06:29 PM
    Herniated Disc first timer--help! mezzolicious Hernia 8 11-30-2005 07:16 PM
    Broad -based disc protrusion of C6-7 luvtocamp Spinal Cord Disorders 2 08-11-2005 05:09 AM
    Newbie here, with a herniated disc Katina128 Hernia 36 05-01-2005 08:50 PM
    How bad does the disc have to be before they do spinal fusion? Kari7171 Back Problems 9 03-31-2005 05:49 AM
    New here; herniated disc at L4-L5, Microdiscectomy? dexter24 Hernia 1 11-24-2003 07:21 PM




    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off




    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:25 AM.





    2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!