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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?

Yes. 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, . Read more...
Many options. 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. Read more...

2 level adr in2010. Having mild myelopathy. Mri shows severe spinal stenosis c3-4. Doc. Suggests conversion to fusion c3-c8 posterior. How's this done?

Cervical stenosis . Narrowing of the cervical spine or spinal stenosis is often caused by a combination of congenital narrowing with progressive arthritis or spondylosis. In general, the operation to relieve the stenosis can be performed from the front (anterior) or the back (posterior) of the neck. Sometimes in combination. The approach is dictated by the predominant area of narrowing and prior surgery. Read more...
Back of neck. Given your prior surgery from the front of your neck, the approach from the back will avoid the scarring associated with the prior surgery. The surgery will require an incision and the muscles will be separated to expose the bones covering back of the spine. The bone will be removed to take pressure off the spinal cord. How much bone removed is determined by the narrowed levels where pressure is. Read more...