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Risk from spinal compression

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,294
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:23 AM in Spinal Stenosis
I have recently been diagnosed with spinal stenosis. I have four cervical disc protruding on my spinal cord of which C4/5 and C5/6 have been diagnosed by two neurosurgeons to need a two level fusion.

My concern, I was originally having pain that caused me to get an MRI and then started Cervical traction, and that along with reduced "weights" during my workouts have seemed to take most of the pain away. I can simulate head movement that will cause "electrical shock" sensation to go down both arms. The tips of my fingers on left hand do tingle.

I hear about the paralysis risk of being in a car accident ..etc.. Should the above simptoms (risk of paralysis) and "electrical shock" be enough to get me to the operating room?

Any input is appreciated. Thanks, Craigr


  • Hiya Craig,
    Welcome to Spine Health we are here to help you >:D< . We can only tell you about our personal experiences, then you may be able to learn from us :) . I do know with stenosis, the pain can go with some movements 8} . The surgery has to be your choice :/ if you are not happy with what the doctor says to you , you can always go and get a second opinion, before you make your decision :S .Any surgery poses risks :? . Good Luck! Keep us posted :H .

    Angie x
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