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re: Recurrent problems

mitche895mmitche895 Posts: 2
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:52 AM in Spinal Stenosis
Hi, I am 3 months postop from 3-level discectomy with fusion at C4-5, C5-6 and C67. I have no physical restrictions and am suppose to do anything I want. I had sudden onset of numbness/tingling in my right arm when I look down. I saw my surgeon and he was not sure what was going on so ordered a MRI. It shows endplate hypertrophic change and disc bulge with central, paracentral and biforaminal stenoses with protrusions conspicuous right/left but more on the left. Is this normal? Should I be worried? What is my next step? I thought after the initial surgery nothing else could go wrong,. They call this prominent cervical spondylosis after the surgery.


  • Ortho doc call and reported MRI may showed some narrowing, but no clue to why I have the numbness and tingling in my right hand and arm. So, it's a wait and see situation. It may be time for a second opinion.
  • Mitch,

    Depending on "where" the narrowing is occurring can create the symptoms you are describing. When do you see your doctor again? I hope they can clarify soon.

    I know for me; I can induce radicular symptoms presently. That being said, you might be going through some of that with neck/head position.

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
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