phrenic nerve

Posted by seniordon09 @seniordon09, Jul 24, 2022

I had cervical spine surgery 5 years ago it failed ! About 1 year ago the left side of my diaphragm got paralyzed. I am wanting to know if my breathlessness might be because my phrenic nerve might be damaged ?

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@seniordon09 You may be interested in these discussions where members discuss the phrenic nerve, and also a surgeon who does nerve grafting to replace a a malfunctioning phrenic nerve.

– Lung Health group\ "Mysterious shortness of breath: What has helped you?"
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mysterious-shortness-of-breath/
and

– Lung Health\ "Paralyzed right side of diaphragm: How to treat?"
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/paralyzed-right-side-of-diaphragm/
Have you discussed a possible nerve injury with your spine surgeon, or if that isn't possible, have you sought a second opinion from another spine specialist or neurologist?

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Thanks for the information !

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