I am having ACDF at the end of July. My spinal cord is severly compressed by c34/c56 and they are removing both disc and raplacing with donated bone.
My doctor says this is required to prevent the possiblity of irreversable paralysis. Has anyone heard of this as a prevenative measure to future problems, if so would like your imput please.
Some of my arm and leg pain which was like neuropothy has been some what controlled by a medication called oxacarbizine and the rest which is primarily lower back and legs whith percocet. There is still pain of course.
They told me that the cervical surgery was a prority due to the danger of paralysis due to some trauma that might befall me or spinal changes putting more pressure on the spinal cord it self which is alreay being compressed which they fear would lead to myopathy and/or paralysis. Sorry I only have fear and questions with no answers to offer
thanks for any replies,
Al from Cincinnati