... I had a 2 level ACDF in 2010. I found a few sites online prior to my surgery and copied and pasted the questions. I did ask many of these questions. ... (8 replies)
... I guess everyone is different as I did not have a big problem swallowing right after surgery, mine developed over time. I'm curious to see if anything else is contributing to my problems as I'm due for an MRI. ... (22 replies)
... in June of this year and I also developed swallowing problems. The rate of this complication is very high for women. I have read that they are actually doing a study into the issue. ... (22 replies)
... I was at physical therapy and mentioned that there had been discussion on the boards about swallowing issues after surgery. ... (22 replies)
... Hello all, I had my surgery just 7 weeks ago, July 28th. C5,6,7 with plating. I have had swallowing issues since the surgery, and I still have vocal problems. ... (22 replies)
... Very sorry to hear about your father. As you may be aware during surgery they move the larynx, airways etc all out of the way. After surgery it is very common to have swallowing difficulty and problems with your voice. ... (6 replies)
... Five weeks ago I had two anterior fusions with doner bone and plates. This has been an awful surgery for me, I thought I would bounce back as before. Two days after being discharged from Hosp, I developed difficultly swallowing. Can't even swallow a pill without getting chocked. ... (3 replies)
... up after your surgery? ... (1 replies)
... years ago. The MRI shows the plate is fixed and stable. shortly after my surgery I started having swallowing problems and the feeling of preassure in my throat. ... (8 replies)
... Queenie, Anything new? Amazing how many people experiance the same problems & here we thing we are the odd ones.
Hope your feeling better & hope you have a nice Thanksgiving. Sammy (22 replies)
... facet joint problems also. ... (22 replies)
... The fascial problems I'm not so sure about but it makes sense. I get tingling on the side of my head at times. ... (22 replies)
... My surgeon told me this is probably an area of great inflammation, and could take awhile to recover. Final question, anybody experience any facial symptoms after surgery? ... (22 replies)
... Mike did your surgeon use a drain tube & leave it in for the first 24hrs?
My surgeon used one to prevent problems. I was not bad following my surgery compared to others Ive read about.
Yes its still early on for you & I'm sure you'll see some improvement. Try to relax & even if your feeling better follow your surgeon orders & restrictions. I can't express o you how... (22 replies)
... Well sounds to me like you may have an answer after this next test. ... (22 replies)
... I was thinking the same thing! (22 replies)
... Longer recovery but the instrumentation is all in the back....might be able to remove the front stuff but I don't know...I'm all posterior. Too many stories of swallowing and voice problems for me to ever consider an anterior. ... (22 replies)
... usion as if it is a strecth injury then if my surgeon goes through the other side of my neck and I get another stretch injury then I could end up in trouble with swallowing and eating for life. So, he just wants to be safe and do this test to find out why I am haivng the problem. ... (22 replies)
... Sorry about all the questions but I'm wondering why he told you to hold off on the sugery. I realize they can't be messing with that area after fusion but I'm really curious to see your prior fusion or disc problems contributed to this problem. ... (22 replies)
... Hi all. I had 2 level fusion 2 years ago and have had problems with swallowing and choking since. I cannot swallow my Lortab 10 mg pill as it gets stuck every single time!!! ... (22 replies)