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Cervical Posterior Foraminotomy



  • MRI clearly showed C6-7 nerve impendment was main cause for pain, numbness & weakness in arm. However, surgeon said MRI's are not exactly clear & he wanted to look at C4-5 & C5-6 while in there & clean up any if necessary so I wouldn't have to go back for an addt'l area at a later date. I had a 4" incision, like the video shows. Hopefully, your surgeon is targeting only 1 area, C4-5, & should be able to do it like "inchworm's" in here was done - Endoscopically. I hope so, for your own sake. Still alot of muscle spasms, but not near as much as the long incision. It's rough either way - I won't lie to you. It's unlike any surgery I have ever had - the recovery part. Well worth it though!
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