Multilevel Cervical Diskectomy with Fusion & Instrumentation
I have OA, DJD, foraminal stenosis C2-C7. Natural curvature is lost and high risk for SC compression. Sx include neck pain, severe pain to right arm and hand with numbness and tingling 4th and 5th fingers, limited ROM. My Dr recommends anterior and posterior entry with diskectomy, fusion, and instrumentation C2-T1. It would be very helpful if anyone out there has had such a procedure and what their opinion is. Also what was your experience during recovery? This will be done in two sessions and I will remain intubated overnight. HELP!!!