Is it Lumbar or Cervical spine surgery?

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Posted by Ike ( on May 15, 2001 at 06:05:02:

In Reply to: not Ch related but could use some advice/help posted by Jackie L on May 15, 2001 at 02:24:36:

I have had both over the years. Lumbar in '87 & '88, and cervical in Nov. '00. I still have pain in the back when I over do it a bit and I still have the numbness in my arm and hand after the cervical surgery from time to time. I would still do it again if I had the pain.

One thing I would do is make sure the surgery is done by a Neuro with little bitty hands. I think docs with small hands are better at working around nerves than the ones with big "meat hooks". I would NOT let an "bone and joint"(Ortho) guy do the surgery.

Good Luck with your decision.

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