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2 months 2 weeks ago #30261 by Wendles
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Hi All
I am looking into having anterior cervical discectomy decompression interbody fussion surgery on C5/6, what a mouth full :silly: It is pretty much my last option for decreasing my neck and head pain which is a result of several neck injuries and was just wondering if anyone has had it. Did they find their neck was still as a result, a loss of movement or any information would be helpful.
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2 months 2 weeks ago #30262 by jo.m
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Hi
I had C5/6 anterior decompression & fusion in 2015. Although the pain was not that different the structure was definitely more supportive and more movement, then I’ve managed the rest since. My migraines were still terrible til I found Botox treatment helped. Fixing the structure is a good idea if it’s needed and mine was only a whisker away from my spinal cord so not much choice! Recovery was ok and I’m glad I had it done.
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Jo

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2 months 2 weeks ago #30265 by Johnno
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Hey Wendles I had it done too and if you do the physio you’ll be right and if you have right Nuerosurgeon.
But take care little steps
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2 months 2 weeks ago #30266 by Wendles
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It is a long shot that this may help my head pain, but it should help the nerve pain down my arm as the disc is putting pressure on the nerve. The hope is that it might also decrease some of the constant head pain, TMJ pain and ear aches. I have managed to control the migraines with a cocktail of Topamax, Endep and Lyrica with Imigran injections when needed.
Thanx again for the info
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2 months 1 week ago #30274 by Johnno
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Hey, Wendles,

I had tennis and golfer elbow in both sides for four years and used anti inflammatory medication for four bloody years until my arm went numb and I went to a nuero in Ipswich Qld and she went see you in surgery next week .
My options were surgery or quadraplegic

I had the surgery

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