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multiple spine injuries

I was hit in the head with a tree 1 year ago(broke the suspension in my hard hat). I had a concussion , c6 & c7 spinous process fractures ( most of the process broke off ) herniated disc there was pushing on spinal cord but I decided not to do spinal fusion, neck still hurts and still numbness in left hand little & ring fingers . around t-3 or t-4 my spine wont flex ,physical therapist finally gave up on it in January. that spot is sore to the touch always (between the process points ), pains go to both shoulders & shoulder blades . t-10 has a cyst on it ,I have constant pressure/pain around ribcage , and I have other discs in lumbar area that are bulging/herniated. The neurosurgeon my MRI on the thoracic area was sent to doesn't think I need surgery for the cyst on t-10. has anyone had good results with a physiatrist for similar conditions ? (he referred me to one ) I'm not sure what to do anymore. I'm tired of all the pain everyday (I don't like taking oxycodone or any pain meds so I rarely do) I've wondered if I should have the broken processes removed to help alleviate my neck pain , has anyone had theirs removed and if so was there negative effects from it ? Any helpful input would be appreciated ,its been difficult to get things done with my doctors, I have had a hard time concentrating (since my concussion) on telling my doctors what hurts where and what causes it .


  • LizLiz Posts: 8,835
    edited 01/17/2016 - 9:02 PM
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    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
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