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View Poll Results: How many problematic spinal segments do you have – or did you have? Note: a “problem” means
One Level 41 19.90%
Two Levels 68 33.01%
Three Levels 50 24.27%
Four Levels 17 8.25%
Five Levels 12 5.83%
Six Levels 5 2.43%
Seven Levels 3 1.46%
Eight Levels 4 1.94%
Nine Levels 3 1.46%
Ten + Levels 3 1.46%
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Old 04-26-2009, 11:03 AM
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Exclamation Please vote on this poll

All,

Since this topic is relatively old, it's been neglected in terms of its original intent -- to survey spine patients regarding how many levels of their spine are diseased or problematic. If you have not yet answered the one question poll, please do so! Here's the first page for reference.

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Old 04-26-2009, 02:17 PM
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Been bumped up to five levels with a sixth T level 'in waiting'. Need emergency surgery in the cervical level, C5/6, with a hybrid going in at C4/5 & 5/6. S3/4 has escalated enough to need ADR now too and so will have fusion at S5/S1 and L4/5.

Things are getting better and better
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C3/4-5/6- Mod. ant., severe posterior bulging w. nerve root compression. Sev. narrowing of spinal canal with cord compression.

L4/5/S1- Mod. narrowing, bulging disc, significant hypertrophy of flava lig.

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NEW: 3/16/2010: Successful surgery in Brazil w. Dr. Pimenta; Nuvasive NeoDisc at C5/6, and XLIF & ALIF at L4/5/S1 w. PEEK cages. No rods, screws, plates. Non-metal lumbar ADR not available at present time, so went with fusion.
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Old 04-26-2009, 08:11 PM
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Default this could be a repeat...

I don't recall if I replied to this in the past or not. So I will reply either again, or for the first time. Regardless, I seem to have 2 levels affected, though only one caused concordant pain on a discogram. The other one just hurt, so I'm counting it as the second, since it wasn't normal.

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hx of r-sided radicular pain (2003)
5yr+ of chiro, massage, ESI, SI jt injx, PT
2006 L4-5-S1 hemi, no relief
2007-RF @L5-S123, 2mo relief
2008-disco pos @L5-S1, +/-L4-5
Waiting as long as poss for ADR, considering biacuplasty
Don't even ask about the other ortho sx!
New onset left-sided pain Nov 08
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Old 04-27-2009, 10:23 AM
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Default Sorry for the confusion

I was asking people to vote in the poll, here's the first page if you can't see the poll question...please don't reply to this topic...
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5 levels Jill
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Old 06-05-2009, 09:22 AM
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2 levels. Fusion at L1/2 & ADR at L4/5.
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1998 MRI - early DDD L1/2.
1998-2001 Conservative management (epidurals, disc injections, facet joint injections, facet rhizotomies) - failed to give long term relief.
2005 L1/2 advanced degeneration. Successful anterior fusion with BMP.
2008 Early degeneration L4/5 unresponsive to epidural. Discography: anular tear & bulge. Limited response to core strengthening exercises.
2009 ADR (activ L) L4/5 20th April.
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Old 06-05-2009, 11:01 AM
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PLease don't reply to this topic; but DO vote in the first page poll!

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