The Doc talked to me today and said he had a quick result from the hospital but it still needs a full report, but i have 4 "bulging discs" and nerve involvement. That explains the pain and the pins and needles and weakness. Hes seeing me on Thursday as .....an emergency!! ( he actually laughed , in a nice way, a little and apologized as that is his first spot)
Has anyone had this or neck surgery, or manipulation before?
You sound relieved Allanah so I will be for you too. You knew something not good was up so good to feel it's now a known quantity in a way? Hope someone replies to your question.
My only related experience is of a good friend who has arthritis of some sort and also a thing where her joints don't don't slot together properly - it has a name but can't recall what now? She had to have major spinal surgery because her lower spine had disintegrated. There was quite a high chance it could go wrong and that she would end up in a wheelchair but instead she is now very mobile and has married a man who plays accordian and she dances a lot and is very fit and well after many years of walking with a stick and not being able to navigate stairs at all. Sorry this isn't really that relevant to what you describe but just wanted to tell you a good news story relating to back pain and referred leg problems etc. TTx
could that be spondolisis? xx
Yes I think that's it Sylvi! Thanks. TTxx
I have had a a non ra friend who had succesful neck surgery though he went private through bupa ( nuffield cheltenham)( think they borrowed the equip needed from the local general hospital!, A lady on this site had succesful spinal surgery but went to oxford
Ta summer () axx
Allanah dear heart, It's me again! I had 3 bulging discs in my cervical spine, 12 years ago. Had laminectomies with fusion--bone taken from my pelvic bone, placed in the surgical area to fill it in after discs removed, them secured with a plate and 4 screws. This was done from the front of the neck, not the back. I had nerve entrapments, right arm numb and painful. It all went away immediately! Had to wear a cervical collar for a couple months, but not a bit of trouble since. Just slight limitation to turning my head side to side.
When I had xrays done before this past surgery, the surgeon told me there was compression of C2 onto C3, and it is not good results to try to fix it. The fusion is from C3 to C7. A bit of a "time bomb" feeling if I think about it!
A surgeon I had early on with one of the first spine surgeries, told me to never let anyone like a Chiropractor, manipulate of adjust my spine. The bones are diseased and softened and the procedure coul crumble the vertebrae instantly. Scarey enough! Good luck, just listen to his full description of what he sees and what he recommends. Loretxx
Is it due to ra or coincidence
Record what he says so that you can remember, Use your mobile to recall what he says. ask him first. I don't think he will mind.xx
It is RA. Have had 8 spine surgeries, due to not having the drugs we have now. Had MTX first, but too late for spine. Lxx