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Non Fusion c5-c6 microforaiminotomy

Please help me. Has anybody done this surgery? was it successful ? My spine surgeon wants me to go with this method but I am still undecided.


  • Hi

    I had surgery similar I'm guessing in May 2013. Dr. went in posteriorly and removed herniations and cleaned stuff out to make more room for the nerve. I'd get a few opinions from other Drs. It's a tough choice to make. As I've learned a fusion is almost always done. My Dr. said my spine was young enough and strong enough to operate this way. I can say it's a longer recovery time and I'm still in therapy. People I know have had anterior fusions and have recovered quicker. But I've also known people who have Anterior fusions and have had two surgeries because the first one failed.

    Posterior and no fusion is suppose to be minimally invasive surgery, but it wasn't for me. I was in the hospital for four days and off work 6 weeks. Depending on your job you may be off longer. This surgery was not ez, and it hurts! So think about it and talk to your Dr.

    Good Luck!
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