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1 month post ACDF

faceplantffaceplant Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:57 AM in Recovering from Surgery
I am new and have a quick question. I had a 2 level C5-C7 fusion with hardware on 9/13/11 due to a bruise on my spinal cord and stenosis with bone spurs and herniations. I was told prior to surgery that my hand pain would most likely be permanet because of the spinal cord injury from the fall however they never addressed if the leg weakness would still be present. I didn't have the leg weakness when I left the hospital but I attributed it to being on the decadron. Also I am a nurse so I am not sure how long I will be out of work does anyone have any idea???



  • Hello,

    Everyones recovery is different. I have a sedentary job and I don't plan to return to work until at least 6 months post op as I still have pain and just started PT. I get tired easily, so listen to your body, call your doctor if symptoms don't feel right and take time to recover; if you can :)

    Good luck!
    C5-6 ACDF 9-2011
    C4-5 ACDF 11-2014
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