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Disc replacement and swallowing probs

rolo21rrolo21 Posts: 1
edited 02/23/2015 - 12:46 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Hi. I had a cervical titanium disc replacement some 6 yrs ago. For the past 6 months I have suffered increasing swallowing problems 2 weeks ago I had a barium swallow test. The radiologist said she could clearly see my difficulty when swallowing. Then she had to sit me down for ten minutes as the barium had not yet gone into my stomach bi waited ten minutes then xrayed again. Thankfully it had gone down. I was advised to visit my doc in ten days. I visited doc who told me that nothing showed up other than the disc protruding into my throat slightly otherwise everything is fine as it went down with no problem. This has left me all a bit bewildered as the radiologist told me she could see my difficulty swallowing and the barium did not go down properly without problem. She did not mention the protruding disc. I'm now at a loss. Any suggestions please. X


  • I hate it for you Rolo, makes me wonder if I'll run into that ten yrs from now.

    It sounds like they see the discomfort and the disc protrusion but it's not bad enough for them to be able to do anything yet. That is a tough spot to be in, finding a god way to manage while keeping good notes over the next few months may be the best bet. Be sure and don't do what I did. I got so frustrated one time that I intentionally went snowboarding at break-neck speeds and feel hard on my shoulder somewhat on purpose.

    Best of luck to you.
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