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Just got the info from the doc:Cervical Spondylosis?

Started by Mishe on 10/20/2010 6:13pm

Looking to see what I should ask the specialist when I see him... I have multilevel disc degeration and spondylosis in central canal and foraminal narrowing..Central canal narrowing is in c4-c5 and foraminal narrowing in c4-c5 c5/6.I'm 51 female.. I looking to not have surgery if I can help it.What have you done? threapy? pain meds? looking for information.. thank you

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DEAR MISHE, PHYSICAL THERAPY ALONG WITH SOME PAIN MEDICATION JUST MAY DO IT. YOU DIDN'T MENTION HOW LONG YOU HAVE BEEN LIVING WITH YOUR PAIN. IT TOOK ME TEN YEARS, BEFORE I HAD LUMBAR SURGERY, BY THAT TIME I NEED FUSIONS AND MY NERVES WHERE IN A CLUMP AND HAD TO BE PUT BACK IN PLACE. IT WAS AN EXTREMELY PAINFUL RECOVERY. 4 DAYS IN THE HOSPITAL AND 9 DAYS AT REHAB, AND A MONTH OF HOME NURSING VISITS. SO MY SUGGESTION IS, IF YOUR NOT FEELING BETTER WITHIN 6 MONTHS, SEEK A NEUROSURGEON THAT DOES MOSTLY THE CERVICAL SPINE. IT CAN BE A DANGEROUS AREA TO OPERATE ON. (I HAD 3 SURGEONS TURN ME DOWN ON MY NECK, TOO CLOSE TO MY BRAIN STEM) WISHING YOU THE BEST. HOPE I HELPED EVEN A LITTLE.

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