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... re better options. When I visited the Neurosurgeon I was told all 3 levels of my Cervical spine would be naturally fused within 10 years. And I can't wait! As long as it doesn't cause pain or problems. ... (80 replies)
... Do you have donor bone or your own bone? ... (32 replies)
... You aren't even out of the collar yet, and once you are it will take time for your muscles to remember they are of any use. ... (14 replies)

... for your reply to my message about how to find a reference for a Neurological Surgeon. ... (5 replies)
... I guess all I can do is take his advice and reassurance about recovery and hope for the best. Does anyone know how long the actual surgery takes for this level of ACDF? ... (11 replies)
... What it does, is fix the mechanical issues that are wrong. They take out the bad disc...replace with bone... ... (3 replies)
... I'll take a stab at answering a little more thoroughly. ... (16 replies)
... I guess Minnesota must have pretty brutal winters. How much snow do you get? ... (25 replies)
... they all agree. I was similar to you that I waited until the pain was unbearable and my quality of life was decreased. I also tried alternatives to no avail. How long have your symptoms been going on? ... (4 replies)
... It really does sound like you need those foramina opened up and that alone should bring your pain levels way down. ... (4 replies)
... T1. First I had a surgery to to enlarge the spinal canal to stop stenosis and then 3 months later, broke my neck. I dislocated 5 vertebrae and broke 3 of the new bone grafts that had been put in. So my great new stenosis surgery turned in a long 6 vertebrae fusion from the back. I have some experience with necks. ... (3 replies)
... I suspect this has a lot to do with how you feel but the good news is, both reactions should slowly stop.......soon. ... (45 replies)
... How long did it take others to actually feel the benefits from the surgery and able to return back to normal? ... (3 replies)
... I type faster than it will take you to go read. ... (161 replies)
... t before surgery he looked at it and told me I was probably going to be paralyzed on the left side. Turned out I had dislocated 5 vertebrae and broken 3 of the 4 bone grafts he used in September...and one graft had impaled the cord on the left. Why this happened, no one knows but it had nothing to do with the first surgery. ... (11 replies)
... How long will you be completely down at first? ... (19 replies)
... you are on the road to recovery!! It can take a long time, but you will see continual, gradual improvement. Plus we tend to start doing more and then get little setbacks. I feel you may be one of these people. ... (5 replies)
... s not working as well. Basically, I'm dealing with what I've dealt with the past 15 years. I've already been told by my surgeon that my exrays look good and that fusion will take 3 months to 2 years. I have some questions..PLEASE at least answer 1 and 1A and if you have time for more super. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. ... (5 replies)
... i have to say,if your surgeon did not use hardware on you to hold those bone ends in place,not using a collar to me seems a bit crazy. ... (9 replies)
3 weeks post op..
Sep 11, 2006
... It's now been 3 weeks, and I have had some good days, and then some really bad days. My throat, and swallowing was only a problem for a week or so, and now it does not bother me at all. Last night was an extremely painful night, and my neck is sooooo sore. ... (14 replies)

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