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Herniation's at all levels and a possible Multi(4) Level Cervical Fusion ?

Started by Domwalmack on 04/12/2021 3:10pm

So my last MRI has me worried i have been told i am in need of some surgery. Mri found Herniation at every level in my neck. Has anyone been though this. I was told once that if i fuse for example c2/3 and then c5/6 that in middle ones tend to work harder and i would end up needing those fuse in the future anyway so might as well do a full fusion. Has anyone been though this sort of Fusion before? Any advice? I don't know if i would need 2 or more levels fused.

Plus if I Have Spurs in all Levels of my Cervical Spine. I have not seen a Spine surgeon yet... I just turned 38 so i know this might get worst as i get older.

Symptoms are Pain, Numbness down both arms down to hands, Shoulders and Severe pain in Neck. Pain management not helping.

Mri Findings.

C2-C3 broad-based posterior disc herniation protruding 3 mm, eccentric toward the right, narrowing subarachnoid space. Mild right foraminal stenosis associated with additional uncinate spurs.

C3-C4 right posterior and foraminal disc herniation protruding 5 mm, superimposed on disc osteophyte complex, abutting ventral surface of spinal cord with severe right foraminal stenosis associated with additional uncinate spurs.

C4-C5 central posterior disc herniation protruding 3 mm narrowing subarachnoid space. Left greater than right foraminal stenosis associated with additional uncinate spurs.

C5-C6 retrolisthesis with broad-based posterior disc herniation/osteophytic ridge complex protruding 3 mm impinging on spinal cord. Caudal migration of extruded disc material from the disc inter space. Right greater than left foraminal stenosis associated with additional spurs.

C6-C7 broad-based posterior disc herniation/osteophytic ridge complex protruding 3 mm narrowing subarachnoid space. Left greater than right foraminal stenosis associated with additional uncinate spurs.

C7-T1 central posterior disc protrusion 3 mm.

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