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HELP........Disc replacement surgery c6-7

Kjsmom2013KKjsmom2013 Posts: 2
edited 03/25/2015 - 1:10 PM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Has anybody had this surgery? I was told I have a 7mm sequestered disc fragment displaced inferior from c6-7 disc space and para central to the right. There is significant mass effect on the nerve root on the right at this level. I am scheduled for surgery on April 8th, but am scared. I have a 2 year old at home who is my world. The more I read on the procedure the more anxious and worried I am getting. Any advice? Pros/cons? Any success stories? Help....

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  • brandis77bbrandis77 Posts: 195
    edited 03/26/2015 - 7:43 PM
    Hi Kjsmom! I'm about 5 weeks post op after a 2 level cervical disc replacement (C3-5). You can look at my thread under the "recovering from surgery" section.

    Overall, ADR is a great choice. In my research, I found it to be a far superior choice for me than fusion. It also seems like recovery from ADR can be quicker than fusion. But either way, unless your 2 year old is less than 10lbs, you won't be able to pick hum/her up for at least a few weeks!

    I was absolutely terrified before surgery. It was a really hard time for me. I have had other unrelated surgeries in the past, but it didn't stop me from being scared. Everyone in the pre-op area was very concerned about how high my pulse was! I know that just saying that you shouldn't be scared probably won't help, but I've been there and understand and I feel like everything ended up really well. If I were to go back in time with the experience I've had now, I'd make the same decision in a heartbeat.

    I'm no doctor, but I'd be happy to answer any questions you have about my experience. Take a look at my thread and Google "ADR support" for some more helpful forums and resources.
    L4/5/S1 scar tissue removal surgery, plus unexpected L4/5 microdiscectomy #2 October 2015
    L4/5 microdiscectomy May 2015
    2-level ADR C4-6 (Mobi-C) February 2015
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