I am scheduled to have a multi level ACDF (C5-C6-C7) on Dec. 15th.
I don't expect any 'symptom' relief (my symptoms vary and are usually end of day neck/upper back/shoulder pain, as well as some numbness in fingers on occasion)... my surgery is being recommended for spinal cord compression and severe stenosis (causing the compression)...
Who has had a positive outcome from their surgery? Looking for some good input, after reading alot of 'pain' stories. I am fairly well tired of pain.
I am a former athlete -- did triathlons for a number of years, and actually enjoy physical therapy -- so PT will be a huge part of my recovery (once Surgeon says OK). My plan is to get back to cycling, and possibly back to triathlon. I haven't run in forever... whatever I choose to do, I want to be sure going into surgery that this is the right thing to do and I can be active again.