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    Old 04-27-2014, 08:50 AM   #1
    haleymail
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    cervical foraminotomy

    My MRI indicates bone spurs on several levels pinching nerves. I'm planning to consult with a surgeon. My pain is in neck and upper arm. Surgery sounds like it might be the only way to go. I would like to fully appreciate the risks and weigh them out. Thanks.

     
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    Old 04-30-2014, 08:54 AM   #2
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    Re: cervical foraminotomy

    Hi haley, Welcome to healthboards! Im sorry that you re having pain from the nerves in your neck & i have been there but had surgery on my lumbar spine. Now there are neurosurgeons & fellowship trained in spines orthopedic surgeon that not only specialize in spine surgery but even become very specialized to have more experience working on a specific segment of the spine such as cervical spine or lumbar spine & explain the surgery, examine you, answer questions & explain risks very well & i hope that surgery will relief the pain & problems so you can get back to normal soon!

     
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