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Cervical Foraminotomy

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:19 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Hello..I am scheduled to have foraminotomy procedure late July. I am not experiencing any pain, but constant numbness in my left arm. MRI indicates severe stenosis with bone spurring pinching down on C8 nerve. Trying to decide whether I want to have procedure or not. Pain management injections did nothing to help with the numbness. Has anyone had this procedure? I question it now because the pain relief that's mentioned after the surgery is a symptom Im not having. Suggestions?

David :?


  • I just had this done at the same level on 6/25. I'm feeling much better and wish I had been able to do it sooner! The reason your doc wants it done even though you're not feeling pain is the nerve is still being pinched, therefore, the numbness. Numbness is a very good reason to have this procedure. I was experiencing a great deal of pain as well as tingling and numbness. The numbness will be relieved after the nerve is decompressed. If you have a good surgeon, you'll be happy to have your arm back! Best of luck. PM me if you have any specific questions.

  • Did you have the surgery yet? I'd like to hear how you are doing, post op. I had it done April 28th!!! C5-6 & C6-7 Cervical Foraminotomy -
    soooo, I have been there, done that!
    hugs Julie >:D<
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