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Old 06-16-2014, 10:13 PM
sahuaro sahuaro is offline
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Unless I missed it, it doesn't say for what period of time the researchers followed the patients.

It was 7 years between my initial cervical injury and surgery. What kept me somewhat functional was PT (yes, for 7 years!). At the point when I was experiencing notable arm weakness and weird movement in my neck, the surgeon said it was time for surgery. Noticing the arm weakness was complicated by also having to have 2 rotator cuff repairs (also from the same MVA)--it was only after I had gone through rehabilitation from those surgeries, that the weakness was obvious.
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