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C6-C7 Anterior disectomy and spinal fusion.

Hi there,

I am 29 years old and 5 months ago had unexpected cervical spinal disectomy and fusion at C6-C7. As a result I lost feeling in both my legs and my right arm, my life has been hell! I can barely move some days and I have tried going back to work but lost my job as I could not keep up with tasks mentally and physically! I was told that it will take up to 2 years for full recovery and to live my life! i am in constant pain though!! I am so depressed and anxious and have hit rock bottom, my husband and family have tried to help and support me but they don't know what to do! I am lost to how to cope and get on with my life. I have tried physio, meds, pain killers, acupuncture, hot showers, massages you name it! Please help!! Any strategies/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!


  • RedaroonieRRedaroonie Posts: 10
    edited 08/11/2014 - 8:01 AM
    Hi guys, ok so I had discectmy 2 year ago on lumbar spine after 12 months horrific nerve and leg pain. It was a total success and I'm back to normal . I then became pregnant and during pregnancy I had awful neck pain and arm pain twinges. However with being pregnant I couldn't have an MRI so had to wait. The pain subsided for a while. It then returned when my baby was 6 weeks old. It was horrendous, the pain was unbearable but I saw the neuro surgeon n he suggested and MRI, which showed a prolapse disc at c6/7 I knew it was I could tell the pain... Anyway he offered surgery but I declined as I had a new Borland she was my priority. Since then ( my baby is nearly 2) I have had 4 flare ups of the neck pain arm pain numbness optical headaches, and I saw surgeon beginning of July, after another awful flare up. Hands numb durning the night etc, we discussed an acdf and he put me on his list for surgery, I got a letter to confirm it all and just told to wait until I was informed of a date for surgery. The week after I received another letter off his stating he has looked at my scan again, and feels surgery wouldn't benefit me?? I'm totally gutted and lost, he says surgery is necessary in one breath the in another says it won't help?? How can the scan change surely he can't change his mind... Please advise me guys.. I'm all geared up for surgery
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