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Prolapse and rupture of cervical spine C5/C6

Leigh GavaghanLLeigh Gavaghan Posts: 1
edited 08/06/2012 - 9:41 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
First of all I would like to thank the surgeon and all the staff at Hospital, I recently had spinal surgery on my C5/C6 PRIOR TO MY OPERATION I HAD SEVERE PAIN IN MY NECK AND MY LEFT ARM TOGETHER WITH TINGLING AND NUMBNESS, MY SURGERY TOOK the form of a mesh cage described to me as a polo with two screws, the procedure went to the front of my neck of the operation lasted for a bout one and a half hours I went into hospital on Thursday at 12 o'clock and was operated on by 2:45 I was discharged on the following Friday at five o'clock, directly after the surgery when I had recovered from the anaesthetic ALL my symptoms and pain had gone apart from a post-operative pain.

I felt I had to write my account as before I had this operation I read many reports online and that scared me to death I would urge anybody having to go for this kind of operation to do so as the benefits in my situation was so great.


  • That is actually the typical account of how the surgery goes and so happy to hear that it all worked out for you. The ones you read online or actually the ones that don't go so well and or more involved with more levels with some type of cord involvement, and surgery is actually done to stop symptom progression but not undo the damage.

    I am glad you reported your account as their are many whom are concerned about the surgery, just as surgery can be scary. Just follow all your surgeons instruction and hopefully this will be a thing of the distant past and you will be back living a normal healthy busy life style. Good luck and great attitudes go along way. Be sure to walk all you can in your post operative stage.
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