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Is kissing a problem after cervical surgery 6 month later

zigazziga Posts: 143
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:55 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Just want to know if any of you experience difficulty in intimacy, and hugging friends. I miss that, I miss good hugs.


  • I am about 5 weeks post op from a one level acdf. I can move my neck pretty well. Hugs I am still very careful with. Only soft hugs for now.
    ACDF C4-5 June 23rd, 2011

    Another surgery in the near future. I am 26 years old.

    Current Meds- Norco 7.5/325, Cymbalta 60mg, Gabapentin, Adderall 20mg
  • It depends on what your post surgery issues are. For example yes it is hard on me, as raising my arms is extremely difficult and painful. So hugs are very hard for me to do. If your surgery was successful and your guarding for fear of what might happen that is a different story. Also if you have issues turning your neck from loosing ROM(range of motion), then there could be some issues. So it all depends on your post-op condition, and of course how many levels you had fused. I am a four level fusion with loads of scar tissue, from multiple surgeries, some permanent damage so there is a different set of issues for me.
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