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... with my own bone and WITHOUT and metal plating or screws. Was in a hard collar for 3 months and had 4 months of PT. First symptoms to warrant the surgery in 2001 was terrible neck pain with numbness in both arms and hands and actually dropping things. I had epidural cortisone shots, traction, pain meds, etc. ... (4 replies)
... I am 8 days post acdf of c5 c6, my back and neck are feeling better, but i noticed that my heart beat seems to race, and beat irregular at times. ... (4 replies)
... m getting better by the day. Again, no thanks to the surgeon who learned last week that I rejected his plan to treat my pain. Upon my entrance to his office, he mispronounced my name. ... (5 replies)

... Sharp pain in my shoulder, numbness in my hand, tingling everywhere, neck pain that was unbearable. For the first 6 months I dont remember sleeping once, and I was delirious... between the pain, not sleeping and no relief, I couldnt even think straight. ... (9 replies)
... Yesterday was my first chance to see the surgeon's work. I was impressed. My vertebrae were collapsed at the herniated disc site but now it is spaced properly like the other vertebrae. ... (24 replies)
... little long for being 3 weeks post op, but I would not be running or playing tennis at all yet. My Neurosurgeon told me that it takes at least 3 to 6 months for the bone to fuse. ... (13 replies)
... When you stopped wearing the hard collar, did you "graduate" to a soft collar? ... (32 replies)
... This is me today - 3 weeks from the same surgery (C6/7) and I'm 5' 2" and gained 10 lbs. I started jogging exactly the same as you (jog /walk for 4 miles) and FINALLY feel like my normal self again but worry that I'm doing something wrong. I'm wondering how you are today and did this effect your fusion? Thanks so much for this post! (13 replies)
... and it's not just my doctor but all of the online sites that have information about this surgery and after care. ... (13 replies)
... three weeks ago today. I have felt GREAT since I woke up in the recovery room. About a 11 days after the surgery I had a set back I guess it was from picking up something too heavy or doing laundry of just overdoing it. ... (13 replies)
... I had this ghastly notion that I would throw up in recovery, not being able to move in a hard collar, aspirate the vomitus. ... (3 replies)
... We just cant win :(...... (7 replies)
... and I looked at the guy sitting next to me and asked him what he was there for and he said an epidural. He was 5 months post ACDF surgery and still in agony. I thought to myself "wow he must have had a really bad Dr. for surgery". ... (7 replies)
Jan 3, 2004
... I have experienced these needles and have the same back and neck problems as you ie. ... (1 replies)
... pain. So, as far as I'm concerned, the surgery was well worth it. ... (11 replies)
... with a titanium plate and 5 screws. I'd never had any issues prior and it all came out of the blue. It was a shock to find out the 2 discs had pretty much disintegrated. I did great until the summer of 2010 when my left shoulder, arm and hand started tingling, burning and going numb. ... (2 replies)
... Ray machine is broken and they are waiting for a special Technician to come and fix it and that the surgery might be cancelled. Arrgh! I am by now in a lot of my regular pain, plus quite anxious, thirsty and hungry as I have not eaten since midnight. ... (10 replies)
... Just updating. I had my surgery the 31st. ... (8 replies)
... or both. Certainly the cord is nothing to mess with and delay. ... (9 replies)
My Surgery.
Aug 28, 2006
... while they prepared for the surgery was the hardest. ... (27 replies)

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