August 25, 2014 at 4:08 am
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Many thanks for your reply. I have looked at the MRI’s with the surgeon and he showed me that the discs concerned on impinged at the foramina and did not bulge in the middle. I cannot comment on how large the spurs are but he is confident that doing the foraminotomies gives a high chance of success without affecting the stability of the neck. I have not considered ACDF as I would rather keep as much flexibility as possible.If necessary (which one hopes of course is not the case) I am informed that a disc replacement could be done later. The surgeon also advised that a foraminotomy is least invasive option available to me. Again many thaks and my regards Malcolm.