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Here I go. Cervical issues

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,731
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:24 AM in New Member Introductions
Well, hello to all. I have been visiting the forum for a while but thought I would say "hi".

I had an accident when I was 15. I was snowboard racing and hit a gate perpindicular. I started flipping in the air and thought I would land on my back. I brought my head up and wham, hit the ground. I ran restaurants for years and anything I asked my staff to do, I did. I lifted kegs, unloaded semi trucks, pulling 100 lbs off at a time, lifted anything and everything. I then got a desk job. I started having a lot of problems with my back after about 2 months. I have since been to a chiropractor, had breast reduction surgery and done PT. I am going for another MRI on Monday and meet with the surgeon on Tuesday. I have stenosis, nerve compression and all the disks in my neck are black on the MRI.(I was told there should be some white)

Any advice???



  • hey mel
    i had issues with my c1 c2. everyone will say "tricky area". i had surgery and so far so good.

    my advice would be write all your questions down before u go to doc. hard to have questions when u do not know what is wrong.

    u have come to the right place for advice. everyone here is awesome.

    once u r are diagnosed let us know.
  • I totally agree write your questions down for the surgeon. To me ortho was in and out and his fellow examined me I had a terrible experience and they didn't even listen to what I had to say. I hope you get some clear answers. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • :) hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer our support and answer what questions we can. please be careful with the chiropractor. if it does come down to surgery perhaps a second opinion is a good idea. good luck in the future. Jenny :)
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