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Adjacent Disc Disease

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:29 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I'm writing in regards to anyone who is contemplating cervical disc laminectomy/fusion with instrumentation. I had levels 5&6 done a little over a year ago, and although I experience pain at #7 every now and then, I have no regrets. When you get to the point where you can no longer feel your hands, It helps you make the hard decisions. I agree with the statement that the adjacent discs are forced to take up the movement, including compression, and absorbtion of any shock, which will likely contribute to premature failure. I looked into spinal implants, but unfortunately, this procedure, as logical as it sounds, is not approved in the United States for the Cervical Spine. Best of Luck!


  • You did what you needed to do. I hope you're feeling alright now. Welcome to the forum. 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
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