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Neck surgery

CaddoCCaddo Posts: 4
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:50 AM in New Member Introductions
I am having surgery on march 7
ACD at 3/4 and 4/5 -take down fusion in 5/6 - VBR C4
posterior wiring BMAC AND SCM
I HERE that posterior wiring is more painful


  • Hi Caddo,

    First let me say welcome to spine-health. Have a look around and you will find many whom have gone through the posterior surgery including myself. It is true the posterior surgery is harder on you that the anterior approach. I can tell you one of the most important things is to have a good muscle relaxer and stay on time taking it. Surgery does take longer to recover from but you will get there. Check out the thread in post surgery must haves and you will many of the things you will need.

    Just thought I would stop by and welcome you to spine-health. If there is anything I can do for you don't hesitate to pm me. Keep us posted on how you do. Take care.
  • hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. so glad you stopped by.. i just wanted to say hello and to have a good look around and make yourself at home.. you should have some more responses on your questions shortly. be sure and check out the "Back and Neck surgery" forum for some more input! good luck to you! Jenny :)
  • jlrfryejjlrfrye ohioPosts: 1,110
    I am one of the posterior Pts. Although the surgery was not a easy one to recover from it was not as bad as I thought it would be. My hardest days were the first few days home from the hospital and getting out of bed. It was one of the most painful things Ive ever been through. If you are offered a hospital bed for home use I suggest taking the doctor up on it. Like TamTam says muscle relaxers are going to be your new best friend for a few weeks. If you have any questions I could answer for you regarding the surgery please feel free to ask .
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