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C 6/7 disc replacement surgery January 6th

CrystalCookeCCrystalCooke Posts: 2
edited 01/12/2015 - 7:35 PM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I am a 33 year old female with no prior neck or back issues until about 6 months ago. After 3 months of numbness and tingling in my left arm I decided it was time to have it checked out. Wouldn't you know the day after I decided I'd call the doctor in the am I awoke with the worst stiff neck I ever had. That stiff neck got worse and worse every passing day. I ended up going to a surgeon who told me if I didnt fix it soon I may lose more then just feeling in my hands. He explained the pros and cons of fusion vs replacement of the disc and let me choose. After much research I went with having the disc replaced. January 6th couldn't come soon enough!!!! I woke up from surgery and all of the pain, numbness, and tingling I was having prior was gone. Today is day 6 post-op and beside surgery pain I am feeling great still. I just wanted to share my story in case you are looking into replacement vs fusion. Make sure you research your surgeon and research your options :-)
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