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... ve received so much help from this board that I thought it might be useful for other if I wrote up my experiences so others might learn from my thought processes. ... (8 replies)
... only a slight bulge, so doesn't really need surgery. But some doctors are recommending a disc removal and fusion from the front rather than a foraminotomy from the back, as they say they can also access the bone spurs in the foramen after they remove the disc. ... (29 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)

... hardware last year in August and was 30 at the time. It was done on C5,C6 and partial C7. I had surgery on a Friday and was home 3 days later on Monday. I was up and walking to the grocery store when 2 days at home on Wednesday. ... (1 replies)
... I guess all I can do is take his advice and reassurance about recovery and hope for the best. Does anyone know how long the actual surgery takes for this level of ACDF? ... (11 replies)
... Hello! Its been a while since I have posted but would like personal advice with recovery after surgery. ... (1 replies)
... Glad my posts are helpful! I remember before my surgery feeling very worried because most of the posts on here are from people with complications. The ACDF patients with good outcomes are out enjoying life. I figured it doesn't take much effort to post an update every once in while and some people might benefit. ... (69 replies)
... it is good to hear a variety of people's experiences but it is difficult to compare a single level surgery with a multiple level surgery. ... (23 replies)
... heavy medication to induce sleep due to the rigidity of my joints and muscles. I became a prisoner to the narcotics that spared me the agony that wracked my body from top to bottom night and day. It was a struggle to concentrate on my work or focus on anything with any clarity for any considerable length of time. ... (12 replies)
... I'm willing to do this surgery if it will alleviate the pain, but I'm scared that I will go through all of this and it not even relieve my pain! Encouragement on that issue would be nice! ... (12 replies)
... ACDF surgery includes removal of the disk, first, because they need to get at the nerve passages and clean out bone spurs, etc. ... (13 replies)
... I too was scared about having the surgery. I had back surgery 10 years ago and remembered that it was painful for me and I didn't want to go through that again. ... (3 replies)
... Travis, sounds like you are in the same boat as me regarding the consideration of neck surgery at a relatively young age. ... (34 replies)
... I had a 2 level acdf earlier this year and I would do it again if I had to. The awful stabbing pain in my neck is gone and so are most of my problems. ... (10 replies)
... My doctors say one night in the hospital and then home no collar necessary. Also from what I read the main problem is the soreness in the throat and that has me spooked. I mostly leave voicemails for a living and I NEED my voice. ... (12 replies)
... I felt better for a few weeks and then steadily went down hill from their. My Neuro had always told me I would need later fusion but that he did not like to do them on people my age. ... (10 replies)
... y husband take me on a walk down the block and back, and then possibly around the block as I progressed during the recovery. My first day back to work the walk from my parking spot to the front of my building was the longest I had walked in 6 weeks. ... (6 replies)
Acdf c-6-7
Feb 7, 2012
... and the really great thing about these intra notes, vs the surgeons op notes is anything that just DID possibly get hit, or lost, or changed in there during your surgery IS recorded by the electrodes placed and TO a monitor that records them onto a screen then paper. so anything would or should just 'be there'. ... (10 replies)
... Hello Readytorun4, I had a 3 level ACDF and this is my opinion only, I say yes to walking unsure about 4 miles seems a 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. Running and playing tennis is very hard on the spine and I would think that... (13 replies)
... is your decision. I went "conservative" too and then when that failed, went major with the 6 vertebrae fusion and laminectomy. You can always go back in for more surgery but once you commit to a laminectomy, you can't go back. It's done. ... (14 replies)

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