... Hi. Please read my "lansur" posts. I've had 3 acd&f's C5,6 &7. They all left me with a great deal of pain. (The last one - C6,7 - also left me with torn supraspinatus ligaments in both shoulders. This caused when over aggressive O/R staff strapped my back to the O/R table! Now I may likely need surgery to repair the tears. I sure didn't need this additional pain! :-( !)... (4 replies)
... Hi everyone,
Like with most of you it's been a long journey with neck problems and related pain. I went to multiple surgeons last year (wrote about my experience here) and got so many different answers my head was spinning. A year later I did another circuit at the recommendation of my Physiatrist.
Still got a couple of different answers, #1 said three level fusion... (4 replies)
... had an ACDF seven years ago. No issues from it, but this pain is eerily similar. ... (6 replies)
... Yo Maw maw
I'm two weeks outa the operation this time around. I only had a single fusion (C6/7). I have plate and 4 screws. Had bone graft taken from hip. Told that I can take collar off today. Still getting pain across shoulder blades etc if I move head too extravagantly. I drove a couple of days ago without too many problems tho wouldn't drive too far. Have had very... (22 replies)
... I was a passenger in a severe car accident about 5 months ago, which I thought I was going to fully recover from without any issue. Last month, I bent down and felt something pop in my neck and immediately felt like there was a knife in the back of my neck. The pain was excruciating and sharp in the base of my neck and through my right shoulder blade area. I could barely... (16 replies)
... I am so thankful that I found this message board! To give a brief (ish) history, I have had neck fatigue and pain leading to daily headaches for 10+ years. Have been in 5 car accidents - (2 being pretty serious, 3 were fender benders). First one in 1978 - I was only 18, got thrown around a lot in the inside of the car and pretty much walked away unscathed from a serious... (3 replies)
... Hello everyone, I am new to healthboards but I have gotten a lot of reading posts over the past couple of weeks. I have a question for people who have had their symptoms return after surgery. Basically, if 4 ESI's haven't helped, what about facet injections? to get there, I need to give my history.
My situation: I am 33 years old and trying to practice law but experiencing... (2 replies)
... I had a 2 level ACDF in Jan. I would say at a minimum, allow 6 weeks for recovery. My pain has lessoned considerably. ... (6 replies)
... I suffered herniated discs on C4,C5,C6,C7, and L5 due to being rear ended in a car accident on 8/23/03. I suffered also carpal tunnel syndrome. I will be receiving ACDF C6/C7 w/ bone graft from my hip. I am not afraid of the surgery but the anticipation of the surgery I feel is the worst part. What types of pain medications do they offer you? I do not want Oxycontin or... (15 replies)
... Surgery was on the 4th of August, I had an ACDF C4 C5 C6 abd C7 area. ... (3 replies)
... i have pain from my acdf surgery on c5, c6, c7 in august of 2002. ... (2 replies)
... Hi Dawn,
I had ACDF on C5/C6 and C6/C7 with donor bone and plate. You can review my previous posts. I was in the hospital over night and I only had to wear a soft collar while in the hospital and while driving in a car. My throat was sore for about week and the pain from the surgery lasted about 10 days. I went back to work part time after 2 weeks. I have an office job and... (4 replies)
... Five plates in a span of 7-8 discs is a lot.... I would tend to think that a lot of her pain could be from little to no ROM(range of motion). Think about it if she was trying to turn her head & her C1-C2-C3-C4-C5-C6-C7 was totally fused then that would be a huge fight going on there.
I had a 4 level ACDF done & had 2 plates installed. I also had also had a Corpectomy/PCDF... (3 replies)
... extending inferiorly along the superior end plate of C6 measuring up to 3 mm in AP dimension compressing and distorting the thecal sac and the ventral cervical cord. ... (16 replies)
... I have been reading a lot about ACDF procedures and my question to you is do you find that you are limited in movement? ... (8 replies)
... Hi Faye Maria.....I just had a one level acdf on C4 C5. I had been dreading it and it really wasn't all that bad. Mine was outpatient and I haven't had to wear a collar at all. I am now 3 weeks post op. ... (8 replies)
... Hi everyone:
I am new to the group and am so thankful for the support. Two years ago I had an ACDF at C5-C6. The surgery went fine but I have been living in chronic pain for the past year. Now i have a blown disc above and below the fusion so in 10 days I'm going back in to get C4-C5 and C6-C7 fused. I'm so scared. I'm wondering if anyone out there has had a similar... (3 replies)
... Hi all -
Many thanks for this message board as I've been perusing around quite a bit trying to educate myself on recent MRI results and subsequent Neurosurgeon consults. I have two opposite Neurosurgeon opinions on whether surgery is necessary or not; Neurologist is adamant that surgery is needed. So, now I am trying to get another opinion and am wondering if
1.Others... (10 replies)
... Thanks. I'm not too worried about pain-I was in excruciating pain 24/7 for June, July, August and September to the point if crying all the time. Now it's not as bad but my legs hurt now-don't know if it's related to the central disc herniation but they didn't hurt before.
My NS said he definitely needed to do c5-6 and if I agreed to surgery he would also do c4-5. Those... (9 replies)
... C7 ACDF was one of the easiest surgeries to undergo. The front neck incision does not go through muscles so it's only mildly painful. ... (9 replies)