What is prominent broad-based posterior disc osteophyte complex c6/c7? - Online Doctor Chats
I know it needs a neurosurgical opinion - but I have no idea what that means
is it a herniated disc?
I will surely help you understand what it is
I am so sorry about that
migraines since then - now daily since the beginning of november
What is your age now?
my migraines have increased, symptoms are new too
loss of vision either one or both eyes - like just speckles - no actual details are visible during a mirgraine
intense burning pain at temples as well as throbbing headaches
it is not herniated disc though
I am so sorry about your current symptoms
does it need surgery to fix?
But it seems to be related to the earlier whiplash injury
I'm getting married in eight weeks
yes, it it is big enough and causing more damage
Osteophytes are nothing but excess bony growths
That is good news
okay - so surgery to remove it?
it is pushing the cord as well
Yes, surgery would be beneficial
how long to recover from surgery from this?
It would take a minimum of 6 weeks for initial recovery
and a minimum of 3 months for full recovery
okay - so the sooner the better - my wedding is on 11 April
you cannot hurry on this
take your time t decide
okay - but it is a relief to know there is a fix
Because post operative complications can be expected with these kind of surgeries
And it may take longer time for recovery
because I have suffered since the age of 12
Your wedding should not be disturbed due to the surgery
so have it after the wedding?
and after honeymoon?
Preferably, yes, if you are able to bear the symptoms now
that is good advice
it's good for you
I am on lots of painkillers now - a few more won't hurt!
Also, it is in the region of C6 and C7
Very vulnerable area
Many important structures are present in this area
Caution should be exercised while attempting the surgery
right - and no doubt contributing factor to all my headaches and visual problemsw
I have one of the best neurologists looking after me
I am really sorry on that
Perhaps, it is more painful to you
so I am sure he will recommend a good neurosurgeon
that would be great for you
and he will no doubt be there during the operation
how long would this take in theatre?
an hour or two? longer?
A minimum of 2 to 3 hrs
not lesser than that
okay - so definitely not until after the wedding and honeymoon
Yes, this can wait in my view
I'm pretty tough - but not that tough!
how long would I spend in hospital after the op?
Not more than a week
I know it depends - but it wouldn't be day surgery would it?
which I would do religiously
You cannot go back home the same day
I believe in doing as the physio's tell you - they KNOW best after all - and if you follow the instructions properly you should be right
At least 3 days post op, you would be required to stay at the hospital
I've suffered with this for years - I would be so keen to fix it
okay - I have private health insurance, this would be covered
But then, the physiotherapist should be rightly and adequately trained as well
which again directed by neurosurgeons and my neurologist
Yes, your insurance would cover this surgery mostly
there should not be a problem with it
thank you so much, you have answered my questions
It is my pleasure to help you
I wish you get well soon
I just got the report today, and didn't know what on earth it meant
thank you - me too!
and wishes for your marriage
Nothing to worry
it means nothing for now
As I said, do not hurry regarding the surgery
Give it some time
Do you have any more queries for now?
yes that is good advice - particularly as the recovery time is long
No, no further questions
Yes, your quality of life would be more important, especially at this time of your wedding
All right then
It was nice chatting with you
Wish you good health and good luck
you too - thank you have a good evening
Bye for now
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