Ive been Diognosed with Multi Level Spondylosis. I need some advice.

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Hello everyone, I was diognosed with Multi Level Spondylosis in January and am still waiting to see a neurosurgeon, the waiting list is long, The pain im in is really bad anf im on all sorts of pain relief, how long useally does it take to see a neurosurgeon and what will they do to me will theu operate or will i have to put up woth it for the rest of my live, Im 21 btw

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    Dear Jonathan, timescale probably depends where you live, some areas are busier than others. I don't know what a neuro surgeon will do, but he might send you to a spinal specialist, I saw a neurosurgeon and all he did was confirm the fact that someone else could operate and that they would or would not be wasting their time depending what he found. There are people who can fix these things, so you will have to see what he says. Good luck

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    Having a narrowed spine at multiple levels can cause many issues such as nerve root compression or spinal cord compression - have you undergone an MRI scan and if so what were the results? If you have any compression then you shouldn't have to wait too long to see a surgeon for an assessment. aSome people can have some compression yet do not display any symptoms they do not take pain into account they treat that with pain management. I joined a facebook group called 'Cervical Myelopathy Support Group, ACDF, all Bone, Muscle and Joint conditions there are few thousand people with stenosis in the group who can advise further. Many have had surgeries too. Just thought they may help you answer your questions. Hope all goes well for you 

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    To begin this journey, hopefully you have insurance. You too are very young and that's a + for you. Your bones are strong enough to heal faster than I. If you have followed my reports to others, you know I had the biggest spinal surgery possible. The last, a 12 hr. one that incl. breaking my entire spine and reconstructing it. It's been a long hard ordeal, and I'm in pain all the time. But you need to see a spine (neurosurgeon), which he will do his own MRI /and or tests'. The surgery is not a peace of cake, but relief from pain is a great topping!  I've been opened 4 times, 2 of which were fixing my spine. Both times I came home with bone stimulators, an orthofix, and a spondylite. Those are proven to promote new bone growth and really helped me since I was in my 50's and needed extra help promoting bone growth. Don't put up with pain. Get it done and you will be back on your healthy feet in no time. Don't put it off as I did for 20+ yrs. Not going to get any better, but will continue to get worse. God bless you and prayers are coming your way. Keep us informed, please.

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    Correction to "reply to jonathan 20950"  The two spine bone growth stimulators are Spinelogic, and Spinal stem by Orthofix. Sorry for my previous mistake. You may be able to locate these two products on line to learn about them and possibly discuss w/ your Dr.    Again, good luck.

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