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4 days ago · Cervical stenosis in Spine Health

I had a 2-level anterior cervical spine fusion in April, 2019 at the Mayo Clinic at the age of 65. Dr. Ahmad Nassr did the surgery; several people working at the Clinic told me he has an excellent reputation. I had no problems with swallowing or speaking after the surgery. My only problem has been times when I am extremely fatigued but the fatigue is lessening.

Sun, Jan 12 1:42am · Prognosis in treating carpal tunnel left untreated for 50 years in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I had carpal tunnel release surgery on both sides when I was 64. The surgery relieved the numbness, tingling, and weaknesd in my right hand but did nothing in terms of tne problems in my left hand. Those problems stemmed from cervical spine issues; I had cervical spine surgery almost a year ago and it helped immensely. The recovery from carpal tunnel surgery was not too bad and did not take long. Best of luck to you and keep us posted.

Nov 18, 2019 · Herniated discs, history of injections, is it time for surgery? in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I echo the huge help of Physical Therapy in getting me out of a wheelchair and keeping me out of one. In the past year, I have had two guided cortisone injections. I do my back exercises almost (!) every day and walk every day. So far, so good!

Nov 11, 2019 · Herniated discs, history of injections, is it time for surgery? in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Hi Helen,
My name is Helen as well. About three years ago, I herniated a disk and it resulted in sciatica. It took three injections before I had significant relief. Physical therapy helped immensely. Before the injections and PT, I was in a wheelchair because of the intense pain. Three months after the pain started, I was walking. Let me know if you have any questions. Good luck to you.

Helen

Nov 4, 2019 · Extreme Muscle pain. in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I am sorry to hear about all you have been going through. I know that statins can cause muscle weakness but I am assuming that someone has considered the role of statins in your case. I would strongly urge you to seek an appointment at Mayo. You can self-refer or perhaps your family doctor can help. Mayo is in-network for many insurers and the cost of medical care at Mayo is very reasonable. I live in the Philadelphia suburbs and have been going to Mayo Clinic in Rochester for some issues with my spine. Best of luck to you.

Oct 18, 2019 · MRI with contrast in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I know the uncertainty is hard. When will you beat Mayo?

Oct 18, 2019 · MRI with contrast in Bones, Joints & Muscles

It did not feel as though it were slipping out of place…just felt as though it did not move as smoothly as it should.