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Neck Surgery

BoonerBBooner Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:56 AM in Degenerative Disc Disease
Hi, I am new to this. I have already had a low back fusion in 2008 and I am doing well from that. Now I need my neck done C3,4,5, C6,7,and 8. I am scared to do this, because it is two surgerys a day apart. and the Dr. told me there is a 50/50 chance it will help. I can have 6 epidurals a year. I had one early in the year for my arms going numb, haven't needed another one since. It helped.. Has anyone had this type of surgery?
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  • jlrfryejjlrfrye ohioPosts: 1,111
    Why is it 2 surgeries a day apart? Surgery depends on you. Are you in alot of pain? Are you to the point where you cant take anymore? Have you had a a second opinion? My first neck surgery I had no choice but it also took 5 surgeries total to get my neck to fuse. The amount your doctor is fusing I think I would want a second opinion.
    Susan
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