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Open posterior c6c7 discectomy/laminectomy and foraminotomy

marta77mmarta77 Posts: 3
edited 02/03/2016 - 8:23 PM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hi I am 38 years old female with perfect health condition. 8 weeks ago I had Open posterior c6c7 discectomy/laminectomy and foraminotomy after everything else failed. I had severe herniation on c6/7 level with pinched nerve and spinal stenosis. My neurosurgeon 40 years in practice was wonderful. I was recovering after surgery nicely and on follow up visit dr was surprised how fast I gained lost strength back in my left side. 5 days ago on my 8th week after surgery I was rear ended by 17 years old girl with no licence. It was big hit my car is total loss. I was taken to ER fro the accident with huge neck pain and all my left side weakens, chest pain, tingling back very severe. Hospital immediately got in touch with my neurosurgeon. He told the he is not to worry and told them to do X-rays. Hospital did MRI with very surprising results to me. Reading is saying:
My NS doesn't return my phone calls. When I called him and finally got him he said : "its impossible, call my office and make appointment"
It feels not right that my NS ignoring is me. I tried to get 2nd opinion but every single NS office refuses to see me and comment on other surgeon work. I was told ;"honey its been 8 weeks after surgery nobody will touch his work"
Please help!!!
What this MRI reading means to me? What are those fluids. I have very sever symptoms through all left side of my
Thaaaank you

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