Hi, new to the forum but cervicular radiculopathy for last 6 months. Conservative measures have not worked (tho pain has decreased some) but now arm getting weak so surgery is imminent. Probs at C5/6 and c6/7 with herniated disc and bone spurs (C6/C7 only diagnosed recently but c5/c6 = ongoing progression for past few years.)
At first my NS rec'd bilevel fusion. Today he raised possiblity of ADR for C5/C6 and foraminectomy/foraminotomy for C6/7 in same surgery (we had discussed ADR as a possibility before we confirmed c6/7 as problem too).
I have been searching web for a week but have not seen anything about this type of hybrid surgery and success rate. I have not even seen a discussion of fusion at one level and foraminotomy at next level being done at same time (tho certainly have seen bi-level ADR done in Europe). Anyone have experience and input?
Any help appreciated,
Jackie, 44 yrs old