A member asked:

I have 2 artificial discs at c5-6, c6-7.recent mri shows spinal stenosis, can a posterior approach fusion be done c3-4-c6-7? if so, how is it done?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Mary Zozulin answered

Specializes in

With discs in upper and lower cervical spine ruptured and previous discrctomies most conservative surgeons would recommend. A total fusion of the cervical spine, this surgery would limit your neck motion greatly and be debilitating to some.. Getting opinions from several surgeons, try physical therapy and no surgical therapies first and then approach surgery as last resort by surgeon with best, .

Answered Mar 9, 2014



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Dr. Robert Masson answered

Specializes in Neurosurgery

There are multiple options for this, revision anterior surgery, including all or some of the levels, a combined anterior/posterior approach, just a posterior approach. It really requires a detailed and thoughtful analysis of the situation, rather than one generic solution for everyone.

Answered Oct 22, 2020



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