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... Muscle spasms are a pretty common complaint both before and after ACDF. ... (6 replies)
Pain after ACDF
Sep 28, 2004
... Hello, I have a question about pain after surgery.. ... (13 replies)
... In my case, I had spasms all the way through Physical Therapy about 8 months after the surgery. Eventually they went away completely but it took time and consistent excercise. ... (15 replies)

... Most of the time I can get things to settle back down after a few days of excercise. ... (19 replies)
... ng prepared by my doctors for this to take a while. I know, that I was down more than I was up, but in my case the pain was so bad before surgery, and the change after was enough for me to help my attitude and press on. ... (258 replies)
... Another strange problem is when you use muscles you haven't used in a while...they start to hurt. That's a good thing tho, as your getting back to a "normal" life. Again, it will get better...if you keep up your excercise, you should be "using" all those muscles at some point. Hey, a couple of tylenol? That's nothing compared to where you were a few weeks ago. BTW,... (258 replies)
... I lost 25 lbs and gained muscle after about 6 months. Physically I feel 20 years younger. I'm almost 54. ... (258 replies)
... Yup, yup and yup!!! I haven't tried the ben gay / flexall stuff yet, but I have been doing tons of the hot cold. And I've been very VERY attentive to the way I am carrying myself (in the literal sense). I also spent a good hour or two this weekend going through some of the old threads. There are some great ones out there - with similar results as me ... Even with... (258 replies)
... ke getting into the "fetal" position, trying to protect yourself. Once I started working with weights, I let them hang to my sides and relaxed the shoulders, and after a while the pain went away. ... (258 replies)
... weeks of excercise, before I really felt good. The excercise was very difficult at first, I couldn't do but a few reps of each exercise initially. Then as I gradually built up, the results were amazing. ... (258 replies)
... pain free situation, as long as I am diligent about excercise. This is one of the most important things, and the most difficult for me, as I didn't excercise much before my surgery. If I miss a session, I feel it. My neck will tighten up and the muscles will spasm. ... (258 replies)
... th donor bone, BMP and plate in June of 2004. It took about 8 months to really feel normal again. I went through a neck specific PT at 6 months, and continue the excercise routine every other day. The excercise is very important, as if I miss a day, I feel tightness and spasms. ... (24 replies)
... The place you notice it the most is driving. I can't turn all the way around to look behind, without turning my torso. This becomes normal operating proceedure after a while. ... (24 replies)
... I totally agree with W on this. I am one of those people that find it difficult to be diciplined enough to follow the excercise routine day after day...but, it has worked wonders for me, so I stick with it. It is critical to build up the neck muscles to insure that the dominoe effect doesn't occur... ... (9 replies)
... I had ACDF surgery on C5-6 and C6-7 with donor bone, plating and BMP on June 30th 2004. I am 54 years old. I lived with differing levels of pain for 20 years before the surgery. For the first 10 years, they didn't know what was wrong with me. Essentially, I was a cronic complainer as far as the doctors were concerned. 10 years before the surgery, I was finally diagnosed,... (12 replies)
... years after my surgery, to pay back what this site gave to me. ... (13 replies)
... I've had other surgeries, but my 2 level ACDF is the only one on the spine. ... (26 replies)
... most everything I want to, most of which I couldn't do before the surgery. I also thanked my surgeon again, as he worked a miracle on me and gave me my life back after years of suffering. ... (9 replies)
... Hi Jackie, I had the same levels done on my neck 2 years ago and have been doing really well. I'm sorry to hear that you are not doing well at this point. You should be feeling somewhat better by now. Are you doing PT? Excercise? Dennis (9 replies)
10 Month Update
Apr 19, 2005
... I have continued my strength training after I finished PT in February. I am convinced that excercise and diet are very important to recovery and to help strengthen the neck to reduce future problems at other levels. ... (15 replies)




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