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Starting PT tomorrow - what to expect?

painfree at lastppainfree at last Posts: 239
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:49 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hi All - 1 month post 2-level ACDF with hardware and now starting PT tomorrow - 3x per week... NS warned pain may increase before better .. anyone out there can share experience with how therapy went after ACDF surgery and what to expect?



  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,877
    Take a look at this description of how Physical Therapy will go:
    Physical Therapy 101
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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