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Neck surgery after 4 years

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:38 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I hurt myself 4 years ago and they finally found that I herniated C6 and C7 with spinal stenosis.
1 year after surgery I had to start with a cane. My pain is in both hips and shoulders. I've been taking lortab and Tylenol 3's this entire time. I've progressively gotten worse over and with that it lead them to finally finding this.
I'm going to have surgery and learn more on 12-7-09 but what I wanted to get an idea of is what risks do you all see with the 4 years i've had this? I just want to make sure I can ask the correct answers.


  • are not medical professionals here, so we can't really tell you what your risks are, especially without having more information. I'm assuming you've had some nerve compression in all this time and there is the chance that if you have numbness and tingling in areas, you may not get all your normal sensation back. Beyond that, I don't think anyone but your doc can say.


    3 level spinal fusion, L3/4, L4/5, L5/S1, November 2008. Stiff, but I can walk.
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