I am 4 weeks post ACDF c5/c6 and at my visit to the Physio she warned me that i am sure to get arthritis in around 5 years due to the stress on other levels! I was quite shocked to say the least as i am only 29 and was hoping that this surgery would fix me for good!
Is it a given after this surgery to get arthritis? She was quite bleak about it all but i would like to know if anyone has told u the same as my surgeon mentioned nothing about this!
Also would excercise stress the joints even more - im worried that the extent of my activities has to be limited for a lifetime in order to prevent future disc issues and arthritis...
Would love if you could share your views!