I am still pre surgery after my appt last week but was told with the ACDF 2 level, no brace but one long plate with 3 screws.
I am still giving it another month or so as my pain has redistibuted itself 50/50 between my arm and neck. The surgeon said that he could fix the arm pain but not the neck. He is hesitant to do this now until we see where the pain goes. I am glad he is conservative but I seem to be back to square one. I do have another surgeon supplied by him for a second opinion. Will make that appt.
The bummer is on the 100 mile trip to my appointment we were in an accident. No one hurt? Well,my back is now hurting real bad and will have to get another MRI of that. i already have had one years ago and have 2 bulged and 2 ruptured discs. What timing. My knee is also complaining on which i tore my mniscus in half 2 years ago. Do you sometimes think it is one step forward and more back?! Uh.
Hope you all are hanging in there.