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First post, eek, hope it's ok!

Hello all, I just read all the rules and I hope I'm not doing anything wrong.

I'm 61 years old and I live in England, I have a lot of spine problems but I don't want to make it too long so I'd just like to ask if anyone has developed spinal stenosis after an ACDF (this is what it seems to be to me, I've been waiting 4 months and still not had an MRI).

The operation, three levels, was very effective and I had no problems for almost 2 years, this is different, I've got a splitting headache, neck, shoulder, arm and hand pain both sides and weakness.

I've googled till I'm dizzy and I can't find anything about SS coming AFTER an ACDF, it's all about having an ACDF to deal with the SS. If anyone has had this I would be grateful if you would tell me what happened and if anything can be done about it.



  • Hello Lin
    I also am from England , you have come to the right place I am sure there will be some one who will know about SS.I also have a lot of spine problems and have found this site a great surport. Takecare Tina
  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832
    edited 07/28/2013 - 5:43 AM
    Thank you for reading the rules. your post is fine I am posting the welcome with the links that will help you make the most of the site.....................
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    Liz, Spine-health Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
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