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    Old 10-11-2002, 07:04 AM   #1
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    PenniAandP HB User
    cervical hard disk?

    Has anyone heard of or have what they call "a hard Disk" herniation?
    with bone spurs, and spinal cord compression and canal stenosis?
    What treatments have work for you all.

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    Old 10-11-2002, 07:47 PM   #2
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    Re: cervical hard disk?

    Hey Penni go back and read all my boards they are all over the place here in response to other peoples boards. I just had Surgery 10 days ago for 2 hrinated discs narrowness and bone spurs. It was a long procedure just to get to surgery but I finally did it and I feel great!!! the surgery is a little scary, but it is worth it-- I am only 10 days post OP and doing terrific!!! I am in a collar for 5 weeks,and cant drive for 5 weeks either but I feel like I could run a marathon,LOL,really , but I If you have questions I will try and help. Lori

    Old 10-11-2002, 08:10 PM   #3
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    Re: cervical hard disk?

    That is what quite a few of us have and/or had. Personally, I had one level fusion, with plates and screws. I had the spurr (caused most of my pain) the narrowing, the compression, and the stenosis. My surgery wasn't as complicated as Lori's (used donor bone) I was somewhat scared, but less because of the help from this board. The surgery itself wasn't bad, not even the first day for me.
    Unfortunately, I lost my Mother In-Law a few days before, so I was out the next morning and at viewings the rest of the day. Sat alot, but I was able to go.


    Old 10-11-2002, 10:55 PM   #4
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    Re: cervical hard disk?

    A “hard” disc herniation usually describes a more chronic condition where secondary degenerative changes (spondylosis) such as partial calcification of the disc herniation have occurred. These types may cause neural compression, or “pinching of the nerve,” and produce similar signs and symptoms affecting pain in the neck, shoulder, and arm.
    Disc herniations most commonly occur toward the sides of the spinal canal, where the nerve roots are located. Their protrusion, therefore, most commonly causes symptoms of nerve root irritation and/or damage (radiculopathy), including pain radiating into the arm. Only a single nerve root (monoradiculopathy) is involved in most cases. Symptoms can include neck, shoulder, and arm pain, paresthesias (tingling or burning sensation), and numbness. Weakness of one or more muscles normally being controlled by the affected nerve can occur, with complaints of loss of strength, and trouble lifting the arm, bending the elbow, or holding onto objects. Most cervical disc herniations occur in the mid to lower part of the neck, the C4-5, C5-6, and C6-7 interspaces, and affect the nerves running all the way to the hand.

    Old 11-30-2002, 12:30 AM   #5
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    Re: cervical hard disk?

    The only hard disc I have ever heard of is from a computer!! <IMG SRC="">

    Bad joke I know <IMG SRC="">

    Do you have to have a MRI to find out if you have a herniated disc and other problems?? I was told I have a slight scoloisis.

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