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Surgery decision
Oct 4, 2008
... Most doctors today do the ACDF and fuse the spine. I agree with you that for multiple levels this seems drastic. ... (6 replies)
... Hello everyone- I wrote a few weeks ago asking about spinal collars for my 2 level ACDF. I had my surgery on April 24 and it was somewhat successful. My surgeon was only able to fuse C5-C6. She said that when she tried to do the C6-C7, she couldn't find retractors long enough to get there. She said that it was too deep in my neck?? Okay. Now, we're talking about... (4 replies)
... i dont have any experience with the ACDF, but I am here for support and will be sending out some prayers for a successful outcome for you. ... (5 replies)

... nnot be treated minimally invasive ways, nor will they be certain to have full recovery via any method. There are many people that had more simple cases and had acdf and still check in here, they too are also well. ... (12 replies)
Afraid of surgery.
Jan 20, 2008
... I understand where you are coming from. I've had multiple surgeries in my life, but my ACDF worried me much more than the others. Life is unscripted, and being the gym rat that you were, you probably never had this in mind as something in your future. ... (17 replies)
... Ask them to start with C5. If they can do a successful nerve block and your pain goes away during the block, they will have better information. ... (7 replies)
... added was performed in February 2005, using bone from my hip. I barely noticed anything from the donor surgery in my hip. That surgery was successful in that there was a complete fusion and my cervical spine is now stable. I still have pain and a very limited range of motion, but the neck is stable. ... (6 replies)
... I had acdf c6/7 nine years ago - very successful. It was a few weeks for full recovery, but IMMEDIATE cessation of pain from my blown out disk! My chiropractor says my fused area is the strongest part of my back!LOL. The neuro put my incision in a wrinkle on my nck so my small scar is not even noticable. I will say I developed acid reflux after the surgery. Not sure if it's... (13 replies)
Leg Pain
Jun 9, 2007
... hi bronco, I remember after my surgery acdf c-6/c-7 when i woke up and talked to the surgeon, I told him it felt like someone was "tugging" at my next to little toe on my left foot. the surgeon looked at me like he was worried, but never said anything more, otherwise, my surgery was very successful. I was just looking through these boards tonight, because my knee has frozen... (1 replies)
... Hi I don't mean to scare you but not everyone is put under twilight sedation like the other poster wrote. I was not. I t was uncomfortable because the MD had me hold my neck in a very painful(for me) position for about 10 mins while they did the procedure. I was not given any anes. because they wanted me to tell them exactly where and when my pain occured. as soon as he hit... (5 replies)
... Hello everyone, Well I kind of had the same experience the others did, post-op care sucked. My Dr. told me I would get a list of do's and don'ts when I left the hospital, which i didn't get, and I don't know what I can and can't do, so I am winging it. I only have a soft colar for sleeping, My Dr. said he used plates and screws, and I don't need a collar. My surgery... (6 replies)
Trabecluar cage
Dec 9, 2006
... The majority of people who have ACDF surgeries seem to recover very well. You should make plans as you can to give yourself time for a good recovery. ... (6 replies)
... This was discussed in another thread. It boils down to qualifications. I had a very successful two level ACDF surgery on C5-6 and C6-7 almost 2 1/2 years ago. My surgery was performed by a very qualified orthopedic surgeon. Don't think it makes any difference as long as doc has experience and is a search. Dennis (7 replies)
Fusion Update
Oct 15, 2006
... loveshinesthru-maybe the cpap is for your overnight hospital stay. They asked me if I had one to bring it, I didn't. My throat was sore for a day or two ACDF 5/6 two months ago. Overall I feel better,(about 80% at least better). First set of x-rays showed the fusion looked real good. I would say the surgery was more of an inconvenience than painful. I felt less pain... (11 replies)
... ten. I was never a regimented excerciser. More of a couch potato. I do my excercises every other day now, and I think that is a big part of why I have had such a successful result. ... (26 replies)
... No, I don't think that's the case with you, personally, Mike. I believe your experiences are invaluable to this board. I was specifically thinking of a couple of examples in which I made certain comments and was surprised by the reaction. Maybe it wasn't the case, but I believed some of the responses may have been sarcastic or intended to question or otherwise undermine... (36 replies)
... inforcement...for the very reasons that you stated, too many people come here with problems, and make it sound like ACDF surgery is dangerous, and or not successful. There is a very high success rate, and it can make your quality of life much better than the alternative... ... (36 replies)
... that made a repair at that level unlikely to be successful with a anterior approach. Also, there wasn't much suface left to work with as far as installing screws and a new plate, so they decided to go with the posterior. ... (28 replies)
Cervical surgery
Apr 3, 2006
... Ember, The above statement is very true...well except for me. I am a successful one that comes back (too haunt you all :) ). jjconti, You may want to look at some of my posts too. I had ACDF on C5-6 and C6-7 with donor bone and plating on June 30, 2004. Dennis (13 replies)
... Cardinal, Sounds like you're going through the same process I went through. I had a two level acdf (C5-7). After initially feeling great post op I started to get increasing pain which was ignored by my surgeon and did not respond to PT etc. Also got weakness in one arm and hand which had initially improved after the first surgery. Finally got a CAT scan which showed... (15 replies)

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