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Posted in: Spinal stenosis, and Surgery.

Cervical Stenosis

Started by lesterpearlstein on 02/21/2010 5:28pm

I was recently diagnosed with moderate to severe cervical stenosis from C2-C3 to C5-C6, in the central canal and foraminal openings. I have been scheduled for a laminoplasty surgery in May. Does anyone know if anyof the less invasive procedures are used for central canal stenosis? I of course have lots of spurring etc along with the stenosis.

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I had a laminoplasty c2-c6, t1 anchor, about 3 years ago. Have 5 bridges and 10 screws. I can move my head, which is good. I've seen people with fusions that aren't able to do this. However, I do still have pain and the surgery seems to have set off firing of my nerves on a daily basis, especially affecting my left arm and hand. I've had numerous emg's and mri's and they all show "I'm ok" however this isn't the case. With that said, I would still do the same surgery. The mobility is all worth it. Recovery is horrible but hey, I have a nice long battle scar! Let us know how it goes. Oh, I had this done when I was 47.

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Anyone have laser surgery for this condition? I'm scheduled to have laser surgery for cervical stenosis and have the bone spurs removed at the same time. This minimally invasive surgery is an outpatient event with only a 1 inch incision. I've heard a lot of great comments on this surgery, but have never talked to anyone that has it.

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I had/have cervical stenosis at C-4,5,6 and had a laminotomy, discetotomy, Foramanotomy, & removal of the facet joints last March. I had it done in Hudson, Florida & was back to work in 3 weeks. I still have some pain and numbness & may need further treatments, but the minimally invasive surgery was great & I'd definitely recommend it, rather than a fusion. My original dr. wanted me to have a fusion, but I refused.

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I had the same stenosis and bone spurs in C4, C5, C6-C7 area. I had a discetotomy, laminotomy, foramanotomy, and removal of the facet joints in C4-C5 and then C5-C6 all within a week's time & returned to work a week later. The minimally invasive surgery was great & a success. Playing golf again.

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im new here and was just reading some of the discussions. I have no idea what will happen to me. I have multilevel cervical disc disease, stenosis, djd, spurring, herniation, etc. I was hurt at work. I was wondering if anyone was also a work comp case and how their case went or is going as I find this to be very worrisome as I try to grasp that my neck will never get better. I have tried all kinds of treatment. My neurologist talks about fusion with "plates and screws" and this scares me so. I am going to consult pain management for possible epidural--also have radiculopathy and horrible muscle spasms. I would appreciate any advice about any of this. Thank you.

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