Discussions By Condition: Cervical conditions


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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 27, 2006
  • 00:23 AM

Welcome to me, welcome to you. I was told I have cervical spondylosis 3 or 4 years ago and am just now starting physical therapy. I'm losing strength in my hands and legs. Is there a difference between weakness and fatigue for these muscles? I think so. I'm angry that they waited until damage has been done to do the therapy. Ive had pain all thru my 30's. Am 45 now.

Will try to avoid surgery forever if possible. Anyone else?


US, Michigan

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  • I was diagnosed about two years ago with cervic. spond. but not until I had seen a bunch of neurologists who treated me with all kinds of parkinson related drugs which drove me crazy as they didn't do anything for the cerv. spond and since I didn;t have parkinsons affected me mentally -- big misdiagnois.I was wondering if anyone out there with cerv. spond. has a problem with periodic sweats (usually head and upper body). I heat up often sweating thru my undershirt when I get the tingling in my hands that the bone compression causes -- for no reason at all. Then I cool down and get cold, particularly my hands and fingers which have been stinging and tingling. I sometimes have a problem getting into this site so if you could send a copy of your threaded reply to my personal e-mail grinite1@operamail.com I would appreciate it.thanksdavut
    davut grinite 1 Replies
    • September 26, 2006
    • 02:37 AM
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  • I had surgery for a real bad case of cervical arthritis in 2000. My spinal cord diameter at the C5-6 level was less than 8mm.I hired the best, Barrows in Phoneix, and Dr. Tomothy Harrington.They screwed up a fairly routine operation, real bad.They removed most of C5-6, put in a big old bone plug and put a piece of titanium over it to keep it in place.They misplaced the plate and the screws destroying the good discs above and below.I am now unable to work at all, can barely stand to be upright for more than 4 hours at a time.As a result, I lost a brand new home after all the money ran out, am "living" on disabilty, with no chance of getting out of this "pit" I was thrust in to. My wife and I have been forced to live apart.I have been told by several other doctors that they did such a bad job on my neck that it is unrepairable.The morphine and ativan almost make the constant debilitating pain bearable, but not quite.Since they didn't kill me, I was not able to find a lawyer willing to sue them for "killing" me.This is a word of caution to everyone. Think carefully and explore any and all alternatives before having any neck or back surgery, even from "the best". Read a thesis called 'A pain in the neck".
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 14, 2006
    • 03:02 PM
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  • This is what I'm looking for, thank you
    hkalilinks 1 Replies
    • August 14, 2008
    • 01:17 AM
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