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Latest visit with the NS, says Neck Surgery...

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,731
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:22 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
should be done in the near future.

I asked him what the details would be and he said he would do a disc replacement of the herniated discs, and a fusion (didn't say of what). Then he said we'll talk about that at my follow up to my Nerve Ablation.

Any idea what he could be talking about? He said I would be in a cervical collar for 8 weeks, after that I'd be fine.
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  • he meant a hybred type surgery, ADR above a fusion or below a fusion- depends on which place is worse.

    There is some good info on ADR- and cervical seems to be the most successful.

    If you can get more information on your procedures & tests I am sure some of us can help you understand.

    Good Luck,

    Julie
  • I would look for more clarification from your surgeon. Sounds as though he is debating on wether to do a ADR or straight out fusion. As far as ADR don't think the numbers are quit in on them yet. You need to do your research and a lot of carriers are not approving for the c-spine. It was only approved in the US in July of 07 and there is a debate over the reliability of the data. If they are doing a fusion check to see what they will be fusing with. Bmp is not as acceptable for the use in the c-spine. Most surgeons will only use after failed fusion. Good luck and I hope the nerve procedure goes well for you.
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