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Re: Cervical spinal stenosis

Re: Cervical spinal stenosis

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Posted by Frank Simmons on October 07, 1999 at 02:27:41:

In Reply to: Re: Cervical spinal stenosis posted by Aubrey C. on October 05, 1999 at 21:51:07:

: : I have had cervical fusion at C4-C5 level and later at the C5-C6 level. Both fusions due to a herniated disc problem caused from different sources. They removed bone from the pelvic region to insert into the vertibra. Was only in hospital 3 days with last surgury. hardest part was getting the area where they removed the bone to funtion so I coould walk without pain. I was 42 at that time, so you can make it being only 26. Also would suggest that you should insist on frontal surgury as anterior approach causes to many later problems. I am looking for any advice for this. I am 26 years old and have been in pain for over a year. I have weakness in my arms and numbness in my hands and pain radiating down my spine and at my neck and shoulders. I have tried injections, massage, steroids, muscle relaxers, antiinflammatories, therapy. These have only been a minimal help. Are there any other things that have helped? Does surgery work and what are the risks of surgery? Please help!

I had c5-c6 & c6-c7 fused with hip bone and plate
9/97, I got hit from the side playing basketball
7/99 and ruptured the disk above the old site at
c4-c5. I had this surgery last week. This time doner boner was used for the graf and plating was
again installed. I was out of the hospital next day and back to work in 3 days (light duty).
Have the surgery. I will say the hip pain from the
first surgery was the worst part of either. I woke
up from surgery this time with imediate relief.

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