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Neck Surgery in 2007

PRMPPRM Posts: 3
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:50 AM in Good News
Just to counter so many sad stories I read about poor outcomes of treatment for spine surgery before my surgery. I had a 2 level corpectomy in November 2007. After suffering with cervical spine problems for 40 years I was eventually "scared" into surgery by medical professionals because of spinal cord impingement issues.

I lived with period of pain for 40 years after an injury as a teen. I was immediately aware that something good had happened after surgery because all the numbness and weakness was gone. I stopped taking pain meds after 4 days. I returned to the office in 2 weeks. I was riding bike trails the following spring. I have lived pain free (in my cervical spine) for over three years.

I read these posts before surgery and educated myself on what to expect. That was an immense help. Hope that all can have the same experience I have had in your treatment, whatever it might turn out to be. This is my first post here in a couple of years but I thought I would let everyone know things do many times work out very well for some very serious situations.

Good luck with the quest to overcome.


  • Thanks so much for coming back and sharing your success story. I am not even 3 months post-op from a 2-level ACDF C5-C7 with hardware and wearing a bone stimulator 10 hours per day. Had Severe Spinal Cord impingement and like you when I woke up from surgery the severe pain was gone - could not believe it. I hope 3 years from now I am a success story like you!
    Thanks again!
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