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ACDF recovery time
Dec 15, 2006
... Hi board! After a slip and fall on 2/10/06, I had ACDF C5-C7 surgery on 11/16/06. I must say I am feeling pretty good, mostly aches and stiffness but very little pain. I go back to the surgeon on 12/20 for my first ost-op. When we first discussed the surgery, he said recovery time would be 8-12 weeks. Of course after surgey I have spent alot of time on the internet... (4 replies)
... Wishing you all the best and hope that after surgery you will feel a lot better. ... (16 replies)
... gave me some stuff to look over and what not. he also stated he did not want to do surgery on a 21 year old but all else has failed so he thinks its time for it to be done. ... (16 replies)

... Hi all. Thanks to everyone who have posted here, it's really helped me prepare for the surgery, recovery and to know what to expect post op. Just had my surgery yesterday, so far so good. ... (1 replies)
... Although it might seem very hard to do. It can be done. I remember when I was released from the hospital last year after my 2 cervical(C-4 to C7 Anterior & C4 to T1 Posterior) surgeries I did drive a partial of the way home. Mainly because we were in Louisville, Ky. & my wife was so frazzled about me being in pain & the traffic that's up there. One thing for sure have all... (2 replies)
... I hate pain meds and they make me itch like crazy. When I was a bit younger, they made me feel great but now I would say they are a torture to my system. Everyone has different levels of pain tolerance, so if your doctor says you need them, do take them of course-always follow doctor's orders. The valium they offered was worse than the pm and the muscle relaxant made me... (5 replies)
... Congratulations! I'm facing the same surgery and am delighted that it went so well for you. I am hopeful for a similar outcome. ... (5 replies)
... little throat is feeling better. the first couple days of sleeping were awful but last night i slept almost 7 hours. each day is a little btter i know its a long recovery but trying to stay postitive and all you ever read is the negatives so trying to do a litle more each day! but trust me my body lets me know when its too much. ... (16 replies)
... C7. My first surgery was for two levels back in 2001 because of ruptured discs. They used my bone and did not put any plating in. ... (80 replies)
... I have 2 very good chiropractors that are trying to help me weekly and they know what is going on and they don't want me to have surgery but I need to try something. ... (2 replies)
... more thorough in his exam as well as his explanation for his recommendation. After some debate with myself and research I opted to go with the second. With the surgery now less than two weeks away I am starting to freak out. ... (1 replies)
... not anything to be terrified of. An ACDF MIGHT also be able to address the bone spurring, but since the radiologist says it's "posterior" I have my doubts that a surgery that comes in from in front could get at them. ... (2 replies)
... C6, but no symptoms related to it. I was referred to a NS and, after a couple of opinions, agreed to undergo surgery with a NS with a very solid reputation. ... (6 replies)
... when I woke up in the recovery room. ... (4 replies)
... I was dreading the prospect of having surgery but my doctor convinced me it was absolutely necessary. ... (2 replies)
... if there is indeed a problem at accompanying areas of the spine some surgeons may choose to do a "once and done". Since the recovery is tough from spine surgery I'm asking my surgeon who will be going into my low back to "fix whatever you see when you get in there" so I have one recovery even if it's longer. ... (6 replies)
... glad to see that I wasn't the only one that had the exact same problems in the exact same area. I went through all of the presurgery fears. I was so afraid of surgery I even contacted all of my family before surgery just in case things went bad. I'm a 39 year old Captain in the Pa. ... (79 replies)
... I have to undergo emergency decompression surgery and fusion at C6-C7 on Thurs. I started getting weakness in my legs and had trouble urinating for the last 4 months or so. I have fallen several times due to the weakness and recently went in for an MRI which showed spinal cord compression at C6-C7. I have sustained clonus in both ankles, a positive Babinsky sign, and a... (5 replies)
... ne specialist who is sending me for an EMG. I have had two Steroid Epidural Injections of which neither one did anything for me. I know that everyone says that surgery is the last thing you want to do, but I can't live like this anymore. ... (10 replies)
... Got a call from Dr to say that the hospital had a bed issue and instead of going in the night before could I go in on the day of the surgery as mine wasnt scheduled till late in the day. No prob as I live nearby. My wife was very happy! ... (79 replies)

Associated Tags: acdf, back pain, c6-c7, cervical hernaition, fusion, herniated disk, surgery

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