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    Old 06-09-2003, 01:40 PM   #1
    Midge130
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    Question Bone Spurs and Annular Tears

    Hey, I was wondering..Oh no!!...how do they get rid of the bone spurs in the c-spine?? And do they do anything about the annular tears? All these questions keep coming to mind....at least I haven't lost my mind!! (YET!)
    Midge

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    -Born a premie in 1964-8 wks early
    -C-section 1990
    -C-section 1992
    -C-section 1995
    -Shoulder pain since 2000
    -C4-C5 bone spurs causing central canal stenosis. Annular tear.
    -C5-C6 mild narrowing of canal.
    -C6-C7 disc bone spur and annular tear.
    -C7-T1 bone spur and annular tear.
    -Myelogram 6-5-03
    -Surgery-unknown yet, probably in 7-03
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    -Born a premie in 1964-8 wks early
    -C-section 1990, 1992, & 1995
    -Shoulder pain since 2000
    -C4-C5 bone spurs causing central canal stenosis. Annular tear.
    -C5-C6 mild narrowing of canal.
    -C6-C7 disc bone spur and annular tear.
    -C7-T1 bone spur and annular tear.
    -No surgery;I'm not bad enough yet!

     
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    Old 06-09-2003, 02:36 PM   #2
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    bone spurs ah................. they drill/shave them off. I just had it done 6/4/2003 on c6-7. It is a painful recovery. Not sure about the tears. Good luck

    lori

    laminectomy l4-5 2001
    acdf c5-6-7 10/2002
    posterior laminectomy/foraminotomy c6-7 6/4/2003
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    lami L4-5, ACDF C5-6-7, post. lami-foraminotomy c6-7, staph infect. revision acdf c4-5-6-7 new c4-5 2004. STILL IN PAIN 24/7

     
    Old 06-09-2003, 03:19 PM   #3
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    lori,
    I needed to know this also but I wish I didn't see the answer painful recovery.

    Sorry, I a guy that's a mouse.

    Jim
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    C2-3, disc protrusion which contacts but does not compress
    C3-4, disc protrusion with bone spurs, neural foraminal narrowing.
    C4-5 large disc protrusion with bone spurs compressing the cord, severe canal stenosis
    C5-6 disc protrusion with bone spurs compressing the left cord, severe stenosis
    C6-7 disc protrusion with bone spurs but does not compress the cord, neural foraminal stenosis.
    C7-T1 is normal
    T2-3 disc protrusion which contacts but does not compress

    Conclusion:
    Severe canal stenosis secondary to disc protrusion at C4-5 and C5-6 with mild cord volume loss at these levels.

    -Surgery Set for- 18 Sep 03-4 Level Lamin. with plating

     
    Old 06-10-2003, 03:18 AM   #4
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    Lori,
    Yuck!! A painful recovery!! And I have bone spurs at 3 levels! But I don't know if they'll do all the levels or not. Thanks.

    Jim,
    I hear ya! And you're not a mouse!! Nobody likes pain or wants to endure it for months at a time. So chin up, we can do it!!

    Midge
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    -Born a premie in 1964-8 wks early
    -C-section 1990, 1992, & 1995
    -Shoulder pain since 2000
    -C4-C5 bone spurs causing central canal stenosis. Annular tear.
    -C5-C6 mild narrowing of canal.
    -C6-C7 disc bone spur and annular tear.
    -C7-T1 bone spur and annular tear.
    -No surgery;I'm not bad enough yet!

     
    Old 06-10-2003, 07:57 AM   #5
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    YIKES!
    I have two big spurs on C6 and 7 and a smaller one on C5. This isn't the best news I've heard, but I'd rather know than be surprised. Thanks for the info.
    Jeanine

     
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