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Started by LisaE67 on 07/05/2017 9:34am

Hello, I am new and my typing is slow. I was diagnosed in 2014 with severe ddd in my c5 thru c7 discs. Recently I got a concussion and my neck got also injured but the ortho said just some arthritis. Hm. Well I also have an mri to show that and spinal stenosis. I'm getting an mri today and I'm curious to see if miracles do happen. I was told that one of my discs is so degenerated that it has fused so I can't get it replaced or the others for that matter. Is that. True?

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Hi, LisaE67--thanks for your post! We aren't medical professionals, so we can't comment on what your doctor said. However, we think that whenever your doctor tells you something that doesn't sit right with you, it may be time to seek a second opinion to confirm what your doctor said or offer an alternative solution. Here's some information about second opinions that you may find interesting ( Second Opinions: Five Things About This Patient Right ).

We hope you get some answers soon, followed by a treatment that offers you relief! We wish you the best of luck.