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I have been suffered from chronic pain after c5/c6/7 anterior cervical discectomy with prodisc-c nov

I feel dizzy, head swelling, nausea, have hiccups a lot, chest tightness, neck numbness and tongue numbness even after operation for C5/6/7 herniated intervertebral disc with spinal stenosis status post C5/6/7 anterior cervical discectomy with Prodisc-C NOVA on 2013-5-10.

The x-ray report showed that osteophyte encroaching on intervertebral foramen of right C5-6, left C4-5-6 post-surgery. I feel worried and frustrated. Can anyone give me some advice on what to do please?


  • An osteophyte is a bony overgrowth.....it might be worthwhile to see a new neurosurgeon or return to the one who did your surgery. There may be a nerve impingement that is causing the tongue and neck numbness. Have you seen the surgeon again since you had the MRI done? What has he recommended? If you aren't satisfied with the answers you are being given, it is always wise to consult with another surgeon.
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