In 2004 I had acdf on c4-c6. all symptoms were on the left side. surgeon at the time told me to expect future complications on the right side on level below.
That time has come and am facing acdf on level c6-t1. This will put me at 4 fused discs.
I am a police officer assigned to patrol. one of the factors that will determine surgery, is mobility after the surgery.
I am looking for anyone that has similar fusions, and how this has affected their mobility. my present surgeon says the t1 level should not be affected much, as it does not turn much anyway.
Mobility after first surgery was minimally affected.
This is what I see as a potentially career ending surgery and appreciate any help or direction to known studies.