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... I have just found this board. It is so nice to hear success stories. I can find a lot of negative. I had my 2 level acdf on 11/30/06 so today is 4 weeks. I had allograft with plate. I had to wear a hard collar (initially given Philadelphia but told surgeon I could not use it so when I came out of surgery I was in an Aspen) for 3 weeks. The Philadelphia collar was nice... (32 replies)
... I had all kinds of problems sitting, standing, walking, you name it before 2 level ACDF. Pain was normal for everything. ... (6 replies)
... He came home from the hospital 2 days post op and was unable to eat or drink anything without choking. ... (6 replies)

... I had a 2 level ACDF last July which remains in good shape. Had donor bone grafts and titanium plate. ... (9 replies)
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... O. The rest of the 4 weeks recovery I listened to doctor ! no Lifting reaching etc...if I felt the twinge I put it down too heavy. I went back to work week 3 for 2 half days the next week 3 half days etc last week I came back full time. I was TIRED...but feel a little better every day. ... (10 replies)
... I had a 2 level ACDF on 12/9/2010 C5-6 and C6-7 with a titanium plate and screws. My surgeon used a cage with my bone fragments and protein in place of the disc. Due to the protein I had excessive swelling and was in the hospital for 5 1/2 days. Swelling, swallowing and sleeping are still issues. I also had the dilaudid pump. The nurse told my husband to make sure I... (3 replies)
... hey estella, I had a 2 level acdf done on the 5th of this month and that feeling went away for me around 7 days after surgery. Some take longer though on this I've been told. ... (2 replies)
... I had a 2-level ACDF (5/6 & 6/7) on Feb. 7th. I had suffered for years and years with the back & neck pain, so the surgery pain was a breeze to get over. The only pain I've really had is in my neck & shoulder where the nerves and muscles are getting back to normal. I've had some tingling and a little numbness, but that was said to be expected as things recover. I was told... (11 replies)
... der is always very tight and knotty and painful. I have used ice for months, heat makes it flare. The neurosurgeon's assistant said he hears this symptom about 2 to 3 times a year. Apparently there is not a whole lot that can be done. I have been in physical therapy and it seems to be finally making some progress. ... (2 replies)
... or a choice of 2 hr dilaudid injection. Also got some Soma muscle relaxer. I couldn't tell you what was working but I wasn't in much pain at all. ... (18 replies)
... level acdf with fusion and use metal plates. He said no collar, but no driving for 6 weeks. Other then that, he made it sound like a fairly easy recovery. After 2 yrs. ... (5 replies)
... Following in Ember's footsteps, I wanted to post an update on where I am a year later. I didn't have an injury - just suddenly, pain in my left shoulderblade and upper left arm, and a permanent "twinge" in my neck. Strength-testing revealed something I'd never noticed - my left tricep had about a quarter of the strength of my right. The MRI showed two ruptured cervical... (0 replies)
... Well, I am 3 weeks out from my C4/5 and C5/6 ACDF (donor bone, Atlantis plate, no collar), and I am cautiously optimistic. The horrendous muscle spasms have passed, and are now more infrequent and more tolerable. I went into the office on Monday and Wednesday, and relax, work remotely the rest of the days. Still no driving. I do notice that even riding as a passenger... (6 replies)
... Well, I am 53 years young, and had 2 level ACDF on C5-6 and C6-7 in June of 2004 (2 years +). I am about 99% of what I was when I was in my 30's. I am able to do most everything I want and am pain free. I take no medication. This surgery was the best thing I ever did, after suffering for 20 years with degenerating and worsening pain. I was in terrible pain the last 18... (19 replies)
... I had a 2 level acdf c4-6 in December. My recovery has been pretty run of the mill issues. I am week 10 post-op. I wore the miami j brace for 8 1/2 weeks, the past week I have been moving my neck much more and experienced no pain etc, good range of motion. HOWEVER, I have noticed I have a crackling, clicking, or what I would call popping sounds in my neck. I felt... (5 replies)
... i think 2 lvl...? ... (4 replies)
... g again. I would like to thank you all for sharing your experiences regarding the throat thing. It is indeed a strange feeling. I had a bad time for the first 2 weeks dealing with the acid reflux and ate only soft foods having the water close by at all times. ... (7 replies)
... nd then started to decline. The Neuro sent me back to PM to try some more conservative methods and when those all failed he ordered the discogram. I had a four level discogram and it was excruciatingly painful, but yeilded ta good test. ... (5 replies)
... The slightest bumps in the road put me into agony still at week 3.5 when husband was driving me to work. 2 level ACDF. Can't imagine a 2 hr ride! ... (9 replies)

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