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Hernited disc C7 t1. Pc forminotomy surgery option. No pain now, but extreme weakness in fingers, l hand, started 40 days ago. Surgery window of time?

Hernited disc C7 t1. Pc forminotomy surgery option. No pain now, but extreme weakness in fingers, l hand, started 40 days ago. Surgery window of time?

With this scenario : Of pain resolution and no further progression of weakness outcome most likely the same with or without surgery in terms of any neurologic return with surgical outcome more predictable in terms of pain relief v return of neurologic deficit. ...Read more

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Small right far lateral dsc protrusion at c7- t1 encroaching the neural foramen and possibly impinging C8 nerve root. Will this require surgery ?

Small right far lateral dsc protrusion at c7- t1 encroaching the neural foramen and possibly impinging C8 nerve root.  Will this require surgery 
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More likely than not: BUT first things first!!! An epidural injection by a INTERVENTIONAL PAIN EXPERT would be my first step! Ask your PCP (Primary Care Provider) for a referral to a Pain Clinic Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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What's average recovery time for c6/c7 surgery before you can return to work?

What's average recovery time for c6/c7 surgery before you can return to work?

For Many: You can return to light duty in about a week. This varies depending on your surgeon and the complexity of your surgery however. ...Read more

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I had a anterior vertebretomy on c5 and 6 and now have a 2mm bulge on c7 causing one of the roots to be trapped should i consider surgery PT didnt help I am 57yo?

I had a anterior vertebretomy on c5 and 6 and now have a 2mm bulge on c7 causing one of the roots to be trapped should i consider surgery PT didnt help I am 57yo?

Possibly: Surgery is usually the treatment of last resort. If you can't treat the pain with antinflammory drugs, or PT. Than I would advise you speak to your physician about the inaffectiveness of PT and/or other treatments that you have tried. You and your Physician than need to determine if the pro's and con's of surgery are worth it in the long run. ...Read more

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What spinal surgery is needed for for a C7 radiculopathy ?

What  spinal surgery is needed for for a C7 radiculopathy ?

Depends: The pathology will dictate what is required. It may be an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion at c6-7. It could also be a posterior cervical laminectomy/ foraminotomy. Or it might not be any surgery at all it all depends on the underlying problem and response to non-operative treatment. ...Read more

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My trap has torn from insertion at C7, after a spinal surgery that went wrong. Is it possible to repair this?

My trap has torn from insertion at C7, after a spinal surgery that went wrong. Is it possible to repair this?

See below: I would think given time and rest, it would heal like most pulled or torn muscles. Depending on the extent, I guess it's possible you would need a surgical repair. I would see an orthopedist or sports medicine physician. ...Read more

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I am 33female 5'5, very bad neck pain my c 6& C7 disk is deteriateing what can be done? Is surgery an options? Already had 3 injections no help pain

I  am 33female 5'5, very bad  neck pain my c 6& C7 disk is deteriateing what can be done? Is surgery an options? Already had 3 injections no help pain

Surgery is an option: For patients that fail conservative treatment such as medication (nsaids), physical therapy, chiropractic, and steroid injections that have MRI evidence of disk disease and physical signs that correlate with the same levels, surgery is very effective in reducing pain. However, at your young age, the surgery can predispose other levels of your cervical spine to degenerate. ...Read more

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I had c5-c7 surgery really sore did I break it?

I had c5-c7 surgery really sore did I break it?

Question not: clear; if you had surgery it is going to hurt for a few weeks but the original pain should have improved. ...Read more

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How long should I need pain management for C6 C7 disc surgery due to MRSA ?

MRSA: What i understand you got infection with MRSA after surgery. Then pain should improve with curing the infection. Talk to the surgeon. ...Read more

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Have C7 facet fratures with pars miami n brace 3 & months do u think it should have healed surgery scares me?

Have C7 facet fratures with pars miami n brace 3 & months do u think it should have healed surgery scares me?

Facet fractures: Stable fractures of the cervical spine often heal in the first 3 months, and this is a reasonable time for immobilization. Once pain subsides, flexion/extension xrays will likely be taken to make sure no instability exists from ligament injury that would necessitate surgery despite bony healing. Posterior fusion surgery can be done safely/quickly in experienced hands with quick recovery. ...Read more

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I just had a C5/C6 and C6/C7 fusion 5 days ago. Will it be safe for me to lay in sun beds 2 weeks after this surgery?

I just had a C5/C6 and C6/C7 fusion 5 days ago. Will it be safe for me to lay in sun beds 2 weeks after this surgery?

Worsened Scar: Ultraviolet light can cause your scar to appear more red than it would have, then if you had protected it. You should protect it from the sun and UV exposure for at least a year. If the appearance doesn't bother you. The sun beds will not effect the fusion itself. ...Read more

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Help please, my doctor says my c7-c6 disk herniated "slipping" in and out, do I need surgery?

Help please, my doctor says my c7-c6 disk herniated "slipping" in and out, do I need surgery?

See your surgeon: The terminology is unclear here with respect to the status of disc at the cervical (assumed, but topic tag conflicting) region. Please see a neurosurgeon or orthopedic surgeon to clarify whether the finding and the symptomatology would be addressable with a surgical approach. ...Read more

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Would you do surgery if you had C3 to C7 bulgingdiscand with 9mm narrowing of the central canal with my doctor wants to fuse one not all.

C/S fusion : Findings on a cervical spine MRI alone may not be enough to determine if surgery is or is not needed. Rather, the combination of findings on mri, failure of conservative treatment, degree and progression of symptoms, as well as objective evidence of neurological compromise are used in determining if surgery is the best option. ...Read more

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What does this mean? "we'll circumscribed 1.9lesion bright t1/t2 lesion in vertebral body s1 is a benign hemangioma. Do i need surgery? Should i worry

What does this mean? "we'll circumscribed 1.9lesion bright t1/t2 lesion in vertebral body s1 is a benign hemangioma. Do i need surgery? Should i worry

No worry.: Benign hemangioma means a tumor of the blood vessels that is not going to hurt you. No surgery or further treatment is likely needed. ...Read more

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I have chiari and neurofibromatosis both type 1, with a neurofibroma around c7. My headaches are daily and pretty intense. Is surgery a good option?

I have chiari and neurofibromatosis both type 1, with a neurofibroma around c7. My headaches are daily and pretty intense. Is surgery a good option?

If true chiari pain: Typical headache in chiari i patients is occipital pain with coughing, sneezing, lifting, etc.).Have to differentiate between primary headaches such as migraines or tension pain, and headaches due to this typical posterior fossa syndrome.“chiari” headaches may coexist with migraine headaches, complicating treatment.Frequent coexistence of musculoskeletal neck pain.Need good neurologist to sort out. ...Read more