I am new to the boards. I have been living with cervical pain since 2000. I have been having siatic issues in my lower back for about 5 years. I have gone to several doctors, I have had every treatment on my cervical you can have, except surgery. Well I went to get it rechecked 2 weeks ago, MRI and Xrays. I now have herniated disc c6-c7, with a very large bone spur, degenaritve disc and arthrits, c4,c5,c6. C4 also is slipped. Also straightning.
I am having c4,c5,c6 anterior Fusion on 10-26-11. I am wondering what to expect as far as the surgery goes and when I can expect to go back to work. I was told at the first counseltation that I can expect to be off for about 2 weeks. I have not had the 2nd consultaion yet it will be on 10-24-11, the nurse said the doctor will let me know more at the 2nd consultation. But that is 2 days before the surgery. so it is not giving me much time to inform my job. I just can't imagine I would be able to return back to work after 2 weeks for a 3 level anterior fusion. Please give me your feedback