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Has anyone ever had pain in their leg after ACDF ???

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edited 06/11/2012 - 8:27 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
I never had any problems with my legs and now 7 weeks post ACDF I have pan in my right leg. I had it ever since the surgery and at first I thought it was from the way they had me laying on the table or something of that nature, but now I know It's not from that because it wouldn't last this long. Sometimes it gets so bad when I sleep that I wake up moaning in pain......I'm thinking, should I go to a Neurologist for this?


  • Kim,

    I'd put in a call to your surgeon as soon as you can. I have leg pain which started after my first ACDF. It ended up being that there was disc material left in one level of my fusion and the hardware, poorly placed, was actually forcing my neck to curve forward, causing the spinal cord to be bent and compromised. I was lucky enough to get another surgeon to see me and had another surgery to repair the mess that was made but still suffer from the myelopathy that was caused by it all.

    I'm NOT saying this is your problem but any new symptoms are enough to warrant a call.

    Please let us know what's going on. Hopefully it's because you've been walking too much or something simple like that!

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