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Spinal Cord Disorders board


Anytime you hear someone say I'm not trying to scare but..take it with a grain of salt. I will tell you my personal experience with two myelograms. The first one showed what the neuro surgeon suspected.The c3-c4/c4-c5/c5-c6 discs had to be replaced with cadaver done and even more work was done in the spine. Dec 08,2004 I had ACDF 3 levels and only stayed 1 &1/2 days in hospital. At home, 6 weeks later, I was still hurting in the back of my neck so the doc ordered a 2nd myelogram. The nurse taking all of my info before the procedure learned from me and records that I had a previous one and she asked if I was nervous and I said yes. She then gave me a shot of demerol in the rear end and I did not feel any pain not did I really care what was happening. The procedure only takes a few minutes then they wheel you out into the makeshift recovery room(Hallway with the curtains drawn) and snoozed for about 2 hrs then they sent me home, on the passenger side of my car. They do say to go to bed for 24 hrs. I laid back in my recliner for a while, then went to bed and woke up the next day and felt fine. The 2nd myelogram reveiled a protruding disc c6-c7 which was not operated on before. Also the doc that does your myelogram in Tn. is an anesthesiologist. By the way I am a 59 yr old male, if that matters.... Good luck...