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... Hi, Would like to hear from anyone that has had a acdf c5-6-7 revision surgery. I am scheduled for this next month along with a new acdf c4-5- and possible ??? at c3-4. Any information will be welcomed. I am scared out of my face. Lori laminectomy L4-5 2001 ACDF C5-6-7 2002 POST. LAMI-FORAMINOTOMY-CORPECTOMY C6-7 2003 (4 replies)
... Hi, Spine, Thanks for the reply. Wow, you (and others on this board) have had a lot of problems --how are you doing now? How was your multi-level ACDF? What are your current problems w C4 and C6 is loose (even though fused)? I am in my late 30s, so I worry about having to have one surgery after another at my age. I am not sure whether to try to avoid surgery with... (5 replies)
... hi, I cannot tell you if this procedure is best for you, that is your Surgeons job. I can just give you my opinion. Have you had a second opinion???? Do you know the pros and cons of this surgery????? Have you tried Physical Therapy???? What tests have you had eg. MRI-CAT SCAN MYELOGRAM?? Have you had an EMG??? I hope I can help you out with any of your questions. ... (4 replies)

... Hi, Everyone, I am 3 years post ACDF C5-6 (donor bone). My last MRI was almost 3 years ago (6mos after surg). I've been having some more numbness in my hand and possibly my foot and weakness. Some pain in my neck, spasms -- not terrible, but nagging. I decided to go back to the doctor and here are my new MRI results: C4-5there is a mild disc ridge complex which... (5 replies)
... Hey all.. I'm 36 hours post-op from ACDF of c5/6. Surgery at 9am CDT yesterday 9/20.. discharged about 2pm CDT today 9/21. Overall, things went real well. Some pain yesterday in the upper back from left to the right... pain meds and steriods remedied that quite well. Doing fine today. Swallowing has been a little painful, much better today. Surgical site didn't bother... (13 replies)
... Well, A reivsion means to take out the titanium plate/screws and install a new one. I did not fuse correctly. The interbody cages will be used instead of harvesting bone from my hip as they did my first surgery. They insert a needle to draw some bone marrow out of the bone and put it int he cage and your done! I jsut need some info. on post op pain etc... I had the same... (4 replies)
... discovered 6 months after surgery. The neurosurgeon said they did not require surgery. I've been living well for 3 years. ... (0 replies)
... the suggestions I saw on this board prior to surgery made sense. Good bendy straws are a must ... and take it as slow as you can. When first hearing about the ACDF procedure, it can freak some people out.. ... (13 replies)
... Hey Sonya.. I had the same thing - ACDF c5/6 - just this past Saturday morning 9/20/08. It went as well as I could have hoped for. Have confidence. No reason to get freaked out tonight and tomorrow morning. Sounds like you've got plenty of support.. you just need to take it easy and heel. I have some pain, but its very manageable... I've got plenty of medications and I... (26 replies)
... Jenny and SO125, I was just hoping to be farther along than I am as far as recovery is concerned. I never thought I would be this weak, still having sleeping and swallowing issues and getting pain on/off like I am. Never having surgery before I guess I was uninformed and didn't research the recovery enough. I only researched the surgery and surgeons. My fault. Just glad... (5 replies)
... I am five years past acdf c5 6 and live with bulging c6 7. I am having suddenly these past 6 months trouble swallowing enough to drive me insane. ... (5 replies)
... What restrictions were people put on after the 6 week mark? ... (4 replies)
... My surgeon said 6 weeks before going back to work and driving. Is this the typical course for most people? ... (6 replies)
... Hello all! I haven't posted in many months. Had the ACDF C5-6, C6-7 in May 2002. My question is who is having further intense pain below the last vertebrae in the titanium cage? I know that this is a possible problem but it has gotten consistently worse over the years - so much so that I can't lean back in the recliner nor sleep with much success. Yes, I know that I need to... (2 replies)
... I went back to work as a teacher (4th grade)on 2/14 (Monday). There have been many ups and downs. After school each day the recliner was my best friend for the entire evening other than dinner. I was exhausted, sore and achy a few days but in excruciating pain for 2 of the days. (took hydrocodone which I hadn't done for a very long time) Not sure what I did to cause the... (5 replies)
... I'll be having surgery this Saturday morning... I'm a 33 yr old male, generally healthy, I suppose. Work a desk job. ACDF c5/6 with a donor bone and metal plate... Based on what the neurosurgeon said, I am hoping to take off the 9/22 work week and start back 9/29 -- perhaps from home that week. I suspect I will be itching to work the week of 9/22 (i.e. a couple days... (13 replies)
... Hi, All, As many of you know, I had ACDF C5-6 one year ago. I have had lumbar pain for a long time (like a year) and sciatica. I just got my MRI results and am kind of upset that nothing "more" showed, because now I feel a little crazy. Results: L2-3 Mild Facet Hypertrophy L3-4 Mild to moderate Facet Hypertrophy L4-5 Mild to moderate Facet Athrosis L5-S1 Mild to... (1 replies)
... Thanks for the suggestions! I am no longer wearing the collar (as per the doctor) due to the fact that I am starting to fuse. He felt that it is no longer necessary... Perhaps I am far enough along that I do not need the additional support of the collar? Dunno. Unfortunately, he was not very specific about the quality / amount of fusing. I'm still pressing for... (258 replies)
... Hi, I had ACDF C5-6 and C6-7 in June of 2004. It seems that your problems are a bit worse than normal (based on your descriptions). I would keep on top of things as you progress. The two things you mentioned spasms and the collar, should be considered. First, muscle spasms are common in this surgery, because your body "protects" the area of "injury". Your body is... (258 replies)
... Hi! Long time lurker - first time poster. Wish I had a better prognosis ... But, never the less, here I am. ...I am 30 yrs old and had an ACDF C5/6 on Feb. 27... I will start from the begining... 3 1/2 - 4 years ago I went to the ER with chest pains...After a complete work up it was decided that I had not had a heart attack...but was probably pretty close... (258 replies)

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