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Thanl you both for responding to my discussion. I will cease the home traction. I have a broad base disc bulge at C7 my primary care has refered me to a neuro sergeon. Thank you both, james



  • James, no need for Thanks! Your among family! Your story reminded me of someone who I once knew, Raced a KX400, tried a inversion table, went to the gym 5 days a week and ended up with a failed fusion of C-5 through C-7 and will be facing a posterior revision shortly of C-4 through C-8. It cost him his career and a lot of things he once enjoyed! I think you allready know who I’m talking about! Keep us posted!

  • David, how many scenarios have you heard of that cervical injuries cause voice problems? I hoping the VA allows me to use the Choice program, james

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  • James, I don’t know how old your last MRI was, but I’m sure they will order a new one. There are a few things that can cause voice changes. Insure you tell your MD about that

  • My last MRI within 60 days

  • nutcase007nnutcase007 United StatesPosts: 274

    @mauijames - In reference to your question about voice changes, how much time has it been since the surgery or trauma?

    I had a cervical fusion at C3/C4 in March of 2014 and 20 months later started experiencing swallowing and voice issues. At first, the ENT doctor thought from her tests that some nerves at the incision had been severed and never regenerated. Later, she changed her mind and is currently blaming the massive fishhook osteophyte growing off the bottom of my C4 vertebrae. That osteophyte is scheduled to be removed in my upcoming C4/C5 ACDF. I hope that clears my swallowing and voice issues.

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