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  • kelly65690 2

    severe dizziness and leg weakness

    i have had neck pain for about 2 years imI'm 35 years old. I had an MRI in summer which showed disc degeneration and bone spurs on c5-c6, I've had a few bad flare ups and still currently having 1 and awaiting for appointment with spinal specialist. I've been signed off work for past 7 week and can'

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  • max58634 2

    Cervical spondylitis affecting legs

    i was diagnosed with OA of the neck 3 years ago, since then it has spread to my left shoulder and arm, I have not bothered to go back to the doctor because all they say is "it's old age (75) and wear and tear. but recently I have felt a weakness in my legs and have stumbled 3 times in the last 2 weeks,...

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  • branden12 2

    Untreated Spinal Stenosis

    I was diagnosed with spinal stenosis a couple years ago in which the doc said I needed an ACDF one-level fusion. I've been hestitating to have the done surgery done as it's a big procedure in which I'll need a break from my work etc. I recently went back to my doc and he said he wanted a new MRI to

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  • grapes1800 3

    Cadaver Bone

    Has anyone had experiences or heard stories about the use of cadaver bone for spinal implants? I'll be having an ACDF soon, but due to my metal allergies I either have a choice of cadaver bone which will increase the hard collar recovery to 3 months if the neurosurgeon can't find tantalum (which I

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  • mike09523 5

    cervical stenosis etc.

    Hi All, Well, yesterday I visited my Neurosurgeon for my yearly check up concerning my neck problems. Back in 2013 he diagnosed cervical foramanel stenosis with spondylosis and myolepathy at levels C4,5,6,7 Also bone spurs inside spinal canal compressing spinal cord especially 6/7. Although I

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  • annie324 2

    OA in neck

    Hello, I have recently been diagnosed with the above and have been doing neck exercises as advised by my physio. I get headaches and muzzy head feelings and just wondered if any of you have the same how you are coping with it. I just take anadin extra although my rhuematologist said to take

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  • branden12 2

    ACDF vs ADR

    What qualifies one to have an ACDF or an ADR? I read that an artificial disk replacement preserves neck motion and has many benefits compared to a ACDF, but most traditional spine surgeries for the neck is an ACDF and a preferred method for surgery, why is that? Help!

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  • maria134 2

    multi level spondylosis

    Iv had this for some time but have now got numbness in lower legs and sometimes a feeling of freezing pain in feet . Have seen spinal surgeon , neurosurgeon and neurologist who haven't given me any treatment and say it's to risky to operate . Is there anyway to ease these symptoms?   

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  • lori 54517 2

    Surgery & c5/6 foraminal stenosis

    Hi all. I'm new to all this so please bear with me. I've recently been diagnosed with cervical stenosis with intermittant radiculopathy. I've seen a neurological surgeon who said if they operate it would deal with the tingling in my arm but not the pain in my neck, shoulder, arm and back. The pain

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  • Byroselle 2

    Cervical Stenosis

    My husband has just been diagnosed with this and the neurologist is now recommending surgery. Can someone tell me if they have gone through the surgery with successful results?

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  • Jayn 3

    Neck osteoarthritis and symptoms

    Hi everyone, I've recently been diagnosed with neck and spine osteoarthritis but early stages. My neck has been stiff and aching for at least 9 months and since doing exercises as advised by my physiotherapist my headaches have become worse and my head muggy and sometimes dizzy. I have also been

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  • grapes1800 3

    ACDF Implants

    So I'm allergic to nickel and my neurosurgeon ditched the idea of using the titanium plates (since they are mixed with a bit of nickel) my only choices are now using tantalum or a cadaver bone. He said he wasn't sure if he could acquire the tantalum cages though. Cadaver bone has a 15-20%

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  • her220 2

    Spine was broken during surgery

      Spine collapsed due to prematurely removal of instruments of first surgery, with gravity pulling me over. Now I am 5 yrs. into my last 12 surgery, which was done to break and realign my entire spine, Am put together with 21 screws, rods connecting to pelvis, titanium, cobalt, concrete,

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  • wall1409 3

    Advice needed please

    hi everyone  brief summary i damaged my lumber spine about 37 years ago in a motorcycle accident. I walked unaided after 2 years intense physio. Aged 48 my problems really started back and leg pain then 2 years later neck pain. April last year I started having shoulder issues, initially told

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  • gadgetgeekhampshire 2

    Cost of Lidocaine Patches

    Can anyone tell me how much Lidocaine Patches are? GP gave me a prescription last week for 10 as a tester for a long term nerve damage condition that I have, but said they were expensive for the NHS & that she could get into trouble for prescribing them. Early signs are that they are certainly helping,...

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  • pauline 5 2

    my neck pain goes across my shoulders and up to my head

     i attend a pain clinic i take ampitriptyline also Butrans patch  i have tried other pain killers but no matter i just cant get rid of this pain i have also had all that you can at physio     at long last im going to have a mri goodness how long i will have to wait The pain is much worst when im

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  • headache spike 1

    diagnosed with cervical spondylosis....terrible headache

    i have been signed off work for the last 7 weeks due to a horrific constant a mri scan last week iv been diagnosed with cervical spondylosis.I have read alot of the posted articles and dont have many of the sypmtoms described by many of you, (numbness and tingling), but have had a

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  • janie03549 3

    Living with constant pain due to multiple bulging cervical discs

    Hi, I'm new to this group and would welcome a bit of friendly advice. I've had issues with generalized osteoarthritis for last couple of years and more recently, severe neck pain and stiffness which an MRI scan showed multiple bulging cervical discs(C5,C6,C7) and mild neural foramina narrowing with

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  • Drace 2

    Can an injury exasperate my spondylosis

    I have had cervical spondylosis since 1999 and in general I've managed no time of work or medication I had an incident at work in which I had injured my neck and the pain was horrendous I can not carry bags or lift or reach for anything anymore this was 2 years ago and I have not improved I have

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  • mat65 1

    tension / pressure around back of head.

    i have suffered from tension / pressure around the back of my head on and off for about 10 years 43. im not in pain but it can get you down. i think its due to the muscles contracting around the worn area of my neck,approx middle to top of the back of my head. does anyone else get this.

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  • Inhalemykiss 2

    Cervical spondylosis seems to be getting worse...

    I have dealt with cervical sponylosis for two years (I recently turned 21). It has been getting progressively worse over time, but in the last four days, it has reached an entirely new level. I can hardly move my neck without immense pain, and the pain has spread to my upper back as well. I'm not

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  • crystal17584 1

    Cervical C5-C6 misery!!

    Long story short. Had compression at c4-c5 three years ago. Now have same stenosis and herniation at C5-6. Anyone have any experience with terrible migraines and dizziness. I get so light headed and almost out of body like. Very weird and anxiety through the roof. Anyone experiencing same problems.

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  • Brilliard 2

    Neck pain

    After  many weeks of neck pain my GP referred me to a spinal clinic where I have been diagnosed with Neck arthritus, arrangements are being made for me to have a programme of physio and I was told to take painkillers when the pain gets 10 was presribed by my GP which helps but not

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  • maria134 2

    Multilevel spondylosis

    hi I have been diagnosed with multilevel spondylosis and can't find information anywhere. It's mainly cervical. Has anyone got multilevel ? 

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  • baliblue 2

    Risk of surgery vs living with Cervical Spinal Stenosis

    I was diagnosed with cervical spinal stenosis 2 months ago. I have been on a rapid learning curve since and am still seeking answers from the medical profession and fellow sufferers. My story (should you have the patience) goes like this - One year ago I had micro surgery for carpal tunnel

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  • mike09523 5

    Isn't pain a pain

    Hi All, Pain, who'd want it. Well it's probably one of the most important signals you could receive from your brain/body. It tells you when there is a problem, small pain= small problem, probably, large pain=large pain, possibly. But all we want to do is kill the pain with meds so we can be on our

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  • Mothernature 1

    My Cervical Spondylosis Experience

    Hi Folks, I am so glad I decided to research my C/S again. When diagnosed 10 years ago (aged 36) there was very little information or anyone to discuss/share the experiences with. Having read all the postings I now find I am not going mad or suffering odd symptoms that according to the

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  • sallybeans 1

    Dizziness with Cervical Spondylosis

    I have had CS and LS for 17 years and have pretty much all of the symptoms people have mentioned but I am now getting ear problems and dizziness which I have been told are caused by the spondylosis. Does anyone else have these problems.

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  • wall1409 3

    Frozen shoulder or cervical arthritis

    hi all  ive got disc bulges and dehydrated discs in my neck c2/3/4/5/6/7 and T1 had this for over 3years but April 2016 developed problems in my arm very painful to move tingling and numbness. Original MRI showed I had a fracture near upper arm joint . Long story short seen ortho surgeon who

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  • victor24 1

    cervical spine spondylosis can cause serious heart problems?

    Hi im 22 and is my first time posting here i have been diagnosed first with costochondritis but now a doctor say I have a spine condition , my syntoms are chest pain radiating to the arm, wrist and shoulders, i have a painfull cracking in the base of the neck when the back begins, 4 months

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  • ivanlaszik 2

    Cervical Spondylosis ?

    I'm 28, work in IT, sit 8h (With 5 min smoking breaks/h) in front of the pc and a few more at home. Exactly a month ago, while on vacation in the mountains, one morning after eating breakfast and sitting down to drink my coffee I started having light dizziness. I panicked cause I was never dizzy in

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  • mukhtar48102 2

    Cervical spondylitis

    I am very old case of cervical Spondylittis recently I have other condition and that is pain in the front muscles of neck Then stress was there and jaw pain started And now testis problem pain and swelling Can anybody help please

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  • mike09523 5

    Crippling pain in right thigh

    Hi All, I have suffered spinal stenosis with spondylosis and myolepathy for 5 years now. I am 66 and suffered a fall in 2011. All the usual things associated with these problems I have had. Now, can anyone confirm for me as to terrible debilitating pain in my right hip. It came on about 4 weeks ago,...

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