Hello everyone- new here.
Long story short I've suffered from neck issues for years. In December of 2008 the physiatrist that I've been seeing at the neurosurgeon's office referred me to one of their surgeons.
I met with him- he came highly recommended and suggested that I'm a great candidate for a study where they are comparing the results of traditional ACDH surgery with that of an artifical cervical disc. It's a random 50/50 shot and I won't know what I get until after the surgery.
Anyone been involved with one of these studies?
I'm terrified of the surgery in general- hearing horror stories of the choking sensation not going away, losing strngth and feeling in limbs and generally being worse of post op than pre op...
I'd appreciate some input because right now I just don't know what to do...