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Re: C6, C7 disk rupture

Re: C6, C7 disk rupture

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Posted by Karen on January 05, 2000 at 10:40:52:

In Reply to: Re: C6, C7 disk rupture posted by debbie on December 28, 1999 at 21:32:35:

: : Hello,
: : I have just been diagnosed with a rupture of the disk between my C6 and C7 vertebrae. According to the neurosurgeon, there are fragments of the disk in my back, it's throwing my spine out of line, and is protruding anteriorally (towards spinal cord) and posterially (towards spine). Has anyone else had this and has anyone successfully avoided surgery with this? Also, the procedure he wants to do is to go through my throat, remove the disk and fuse it together with metal. Ugh...I'm going to try traction for a while, but have an appointment in a month. Any and all experience strength and hope would be helpful. Thanks...Liz

: Dear Liz:
: I wl try to let you know my dilema,I have also been dx with hern.disc at C6-7 and am sch for surgery this thursday the 30th..I have tried cervical traction, no help..I have tried tens unit for pain relief no help. I have tried physical therapy no help..So i am giving in to the Neurosurgeon.,I need some pain relief..I wl let you know how this goes..he is also going to fuse ith with titatium metal plate he also said i wl be better in recpvery..I havent been able to sleep or lie down for days..I also have compressed nerve root thats causing alot of pain..good luck...Debbie frm Indiana


I am currently considering the same surgery, disc removal, fusion with bone from a bone bank, and a metal plate. The surgery would be through the front of the neck. I am very interested in hearing from any of you who have already had the surgery and are in or have gone through recovery. I need to know how you feel and if you have been able to return to previous activity levels. Also, how long before you were back up and active after the surgery?

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