... I couldn't pick up a moderate sized book from the wrist or operate jumper cables. Over the next 6 months I worked hard on stabilizing my neck muscles and working out my left arm in PT. I also had a steroid injection and a course of oral steroids. ... (1 replies)
... First time poster here. Had the acdf done on the 16th. ... (1 replies)
... learn my fate. previously i'd been offered acdf at 2 levels, something i would prefer to avoid. i'm seeing a new doctor now. ... (0 replies)
... Corrective surgery to remove artif. disc and perform ACDF at that level. ... (5 replies)
... Hi all
I had the removal of c5/6 acdf in October 2014 and the pain is alot worse now than before the surgery. Tingling , pins and needles and burning sensations in my left hand. Constant pain in the neck and shoulder. Is this normal ? My doctors just keep saying I need to wait and see my neurosurgeon in may but in the meantime I have been referred to physio. Has anyone else... (0 replies)
... Hello everyone,
As you know from rus post i met with an orthopaedic surgeon today. I will need to have surgery for the compression on my cervical spine c5-6 c6-7.
He said he has seen worst compression than mine, but my compression is causing my symptoms and that compression affects people differently. He said my reflexes were brisk and my heel to toe was difficult for... (2 replies)
... I had c3-4-5 done also. 2 yrs later I had C5-6-7 done. I am now 3 months post op and doing fine. I have lost some motion in my neck due to the fusion, but you learn to adapt. I can tell you this, I was cutting the grass on riding mower 4 days after surgery and felt fine after.
If you have a good surgeon you have nothing to worry about. Good luck! (1 replies)
... s. fusion until I was exhausted. I trusted my surgeon, who said that ADR was better for me. I think what really helped me decide was that a good friend had had ACDF a few year's back, and she only had relief for 3 months. In fact, she is in more pain now than before surgery. ... (8 replies)
... Hi to anyone who reads this;
I am 39yrs old female, I never had any pain :)in my neck or my shoulders, however in October of 2010 I started to have odd sensation on my right leg. My Dr. tried all sorts of things and nothing helped, in December of the same year I started to feel numbness in all of my fingers up my left hand and arm. Had MRI don in FEb of 2011 and was told I... (1 replies)
... I had an C5-6 ACDF done back in September 2006, and have been doing fine. Everything looks fused, etc.
A few days ago I woke up with neck pain (felt like when I woke up with the neck pain that lead to my surgery). I am now feeling a little tingling/pain going down my right arm/fingers. I'm a little freaked out since this is deja vu with what happened the first time that... (2 replies)
... I hade c5/6 ACDF Oct 2011 and recovery was not too bad. Now Im having anterior c5 & c6 corpectomy, c4/5 & c6/7 fusion, and posterior wiring on Dec 10 2012. Ive heard that going through the back is always worse. Im sorry that you having such a hard time. Ive been trying to prepare for the pain. Most people I talk to are surprised that Im so much done. Im in pain everyday and... (5 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)
... C7 ACDF and didn't loose much, if any, neck range of motion. No one would know I had a fusion, I'm just careful when looking up or back not to strain my neck. ... (10 replies)
... cervical spondylitic myelopathy, but am still presenting with some atypical symptoms. my husband wants me to schedule ACDF surgery for the first week of december since we know it needs to be done to relieve the spinal cord compression and prevent further damage to the cord. ... (10 replies)
... I didn't want to hijack anyone else's thread by asking too many questions but the C5/6 question thread really got me thinking and I have a couple of question for anyone who has an answer.
A couple of years ago I had a major car accident - herniated C5/6 and T8/9. Also some damage to other thoracic discs but not directly debilitating. I had a fusion of T8/9 where they... (5 replies)
... Hello all,
I had an C5-6 ACDF performed in the Fall of 2006 after not having any luck with physical therapy, injections, traction, etc. for my herniated disc with neck pain/stiffness and right arm/hand pain/tingling. I had a quick recovery and was feeling fine. My surgeon noted that I was fully fused (had used allograft and a plate system), but that I did have a bone spur... (0 replies)
... I had my C5-C7 ACDF in 05/2006 and about 9 months ago began having the same symptoms again down the same arm (left). Turns out I have foraminal narrowing and an osteophyte that won't go away. I'm having a posterior cervical foraminotomy in late May. (2 replies)
... Please!!! Ask as many questions as you want!! :)
I had the MRI half out of my own request because I had so much pain that he felt was somewhat unwarranted (at least to the level that I was having it....) ...
That said, keep in mind that I had the horner's syndrome ... etc etc... So.. I've had a really rough time so there certainly was (is) a metal element... (258 replies)
... acdfouch--I have found you and others on this thread to be very helpful. If you recall, I had c4-5 and c5-6 acdf on March 1st. The pain today is about double of what it was prior to surgery and the numbness in my left hand is probably triple what it was prior to surgery. When I saw my doc on monday, he said the xray looked good--fusion was starting and spacing was really... (258 replies)
... Hi There sned ~ :wave:
I can fully relate to your situation I am sorry to say. I am a 41 Y/O female and that is about the only real difference between our situations. Because of my spine problems I had to retire from being an EMT-I/Firefighter a few years ago now.
I will not be able to reply with everything in this one post because lumbar problems prevent me from... (13 replies)