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AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:24 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
hi all im 23 years old and i have had 2 previous disectomys on my lower back L4/L5.

NOW I AM having neck pain and i recently had a MRI scan and it showed 2 disc buldges my neurosurgeon said i had wear and tear in my neck can anyone please tell me what this means?

can anyone with previous neck surgery tell me how bad is neck surgery is it easier then spine surgery?

is neck surgery more successfull then spine surgery?

if i had surgery for the neck would they do a minimal invasive disectomy or do they only fuse necks?

please someone advise me?



  • Perhaps this may be of help. In my case the ACDF surgery was not a real problem to recover from, the time it takes is much longer than I expected, we all recover at different rates.I had my first ACDF in November of last year. They removed the problem discs and then had to fuse where the disc was removed to maintain stability in my neck. The cervical fusion is much easier to recover from than a posterior cervical Laminectomy, I had that surgery about 7 months ago and the doctors are still saying it will be 5 more months before they let me think about work. They totaly removed the laminia at c5,c6,c7 to take care of my spinal stenosis and myelopathy. My symptoms of myelopathy are not getting worse, which is the reason that the laminectomy was done. Only you and your doctors can determine if you need surgery or not. Good luck and keep asking questions to help you make a informed choice.
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