I have done a lot of research since my husbands surgery looking for ideas on recovery and almost all have one thing in common-they all talk about the length of time between the injury and the surgery being a big factor in rate of recovery. How much does that time factor into actual healing? My husband's injury happened in 1987 (C7 fracture) but the Army did not find it until late 1988 after a car wreck. His surgery was just done Nov 27th of this year. Is this length of time between going to play a big part in how well he recovers? They thought they were going to just do C7 however once in there did ACDF from C4-C7 and doctor stated there were a lot of bone spurs that had to be removed. Most of the problems pre-surgery are still there and now has a whole new set of areas hurting that did not hurt before surgery was done.
Would appreciate anyones thoughts on this.