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April 4, 2001
Today marks the one-year anniversary of my c5-c6/c7 CED procedure. I wanted to give you a run down of the past year and my current condition.
After having the procedure, I had some discomfort in the left shoulder for about six months. This was not problematic, and did not require any pain management. It was a little annoying, but no big deal. I have no arm pain period. Today, I only experience a slight sensation in the left shoulder after a busy, stressful day here at the office. As soon as I take a warm shower, it is gone. I have gained strength in the left arm and hand, and easily forget I ever had a problem. I have returned to pre-injury lifestyle with the exception of lifting heavy weights. I tend to shy away from any overhead lifting as well. Not that I can’t perform these tasks, but a little voice in the head says, “Don’t!”
This last month, I noticed I was losing strength in my right hand and arm, with some noticeable discomfort in the right elbow only when lifting or using the thumb to form a tight grip. I consulted my physician, and he has diagnosed “tennis elbow”. He indicated that if the problem persists, he might wish to do an EMG study. At this time, he does not suspect any spinal involvement. From time to time, I develop tingling in the hands, but this is due to the wrist position and my carpal tunnel problem. To stop that, I simply change my hand position. At 46, we may have fixed the neck, but that doesn’t keep other things from falling apart!
I have been reading negative comments about CED procedure on some of the Internet forums. Discussion of severe headaches, neck misalignment, and return of severe pain are typical complaints. The fusion advocates indicate that disk removal without fusion will never work in the neck. To my understanding, I only had a slight amount of disk material removed when you performed the procedure. Maybe, this is the difference because this has been the best decision I could have made. My only question is—“Do I need to have MRI studies to check for abnormal changes, or to watch for developing problems?”
At this point I feel great! I have people calling me, stopping by and asking questions and wanting to know who performed my procedure. I don’t know if anyone I talked with has contacted your office, but I suggested if they want to consider the procedure, I would not consider anyone else. Your office is only a short flight away. Again, I would like to thank you for giving me the option. It has restored my life back to a pain-free state. It has also altered my view of life itself. The little things that I used to gripe about no longer seem all that important.