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    Old 05-17-2014, 07:03 PM   #1
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    Would like to know if anyone has ever had cervical bilateral foraminal stenosis on 3 level's,for me personally C3-5 moderate,C5-6 spondylitic buldge causes moderate canal stenosis,and unconvertebra degenerative hypertrophy causing severe bilateral stenosis.C6-7 Spondylitic disc buldge small,no sig.spinal canal stenosis,but moderate right foramina narrowing. Diagnoses was on 4/12/2012 neurosurgeon sent for PT,and injection's-never took place therapist's decision??? Nueurosurgeon 4/3/2014 recommends again PT w/injection's i'm in terrible shape,and it's down played by him to mild,want's to wait to december a week before next appt for next mri,i mean what's this surgeon thinking about,or is he!? He's Definintly History

     
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    Old 05-18-2014, 07:34 AM   #2
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    I have... I had 2 or 3 injections that never took either. My PM doctor then sent me to an Ortho-surgeon in Louisville, Ky. after seeing him I had 2 cervical surgeries about 2 months later.
    This is not for all. I am still in pain. But like both of my doctors said. This is not to stop the pain. But to try & stop the progression of possibly getting worse.
    Now this week I am going back to the Neuro-surgeon to get a CT Scan to see if I have 1 or 2 possible levels that did not fuse.

    You can see my MRI reports on a thread I started at:
    http://www.healthboards.com/boards/spinal-cord-disorders/937278-going-norton-spine-1-week.html


    I hope this helps you out. Like all of the veterans on here will tell you get 2, 3 or more opinions & make sure that you ask & get answers to all of your questions. Also that you are comfortable with your doctors as well.
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    Old 05-19-2014, 01:47 PM   #3
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    I appreciate your reply roadiez! I want to know what's the difference between the two,ortho,and neuro surgeon,and is 1 more knowledgable than the other? You say your surgury didn't have much affect on you're pain,did you have more symptom's that it did work for,as a result of nerve compression,and have you ever heard this condition interfering w/ the autonomic nervous system as it does mine?

     
    Old 05-20-2014, 02:52 PM   #4
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    How does your stenosis interfere with the autonomic nervous systems?

     
    Old 05-20-2014, 07:25 PM   #5
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    I've been diagnosed in 95 with dysautonomia(ans dysfunction) Teteri66 which took year's for a diagnosis. I had what felt at about the age of 5,or 6 a problem took place in center of back of neck,constriction of neck muscle in an instant which took place long before the diagnosis.In 2012 i had an mri of cervical which was a mess!! there are "many" causes for this diagnosis.

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    Old 05-21-2014, 10:42 AM   #6
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    For most spinal issues it is more a matter of the individual doctor than whether you choose a neurosurgeon or an orthopedic spine surgeon. Their training is very similar when it comes to diseases and mechanics of the spine. Exceptions are things like a spinal deformity where the ortho spine doc might be better, or a tumor inside the spinal canal where the neurosurgeon might be better.

    I always suggest, when surgery seems in the cards, that one consult with one of each. While training is similar, sometimes they have a slightly different way of looking at a problem. In some parts of the country, I have noticed that some PCPs tend to refer to neurosurgeons. Also doctors may be influenced by where they did their fellowships.

    You will read on the board that a neurosurgeon is superior, but that is simply not true. Some med schools are thinking of combining the two trainings into one -- a "spine surgeon" as they are so similar. It is a matter of who the individual prefers...how the doctor's clinic is run, doctor's personality, etc.

     
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