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sukieessukiee Posts: 30
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:01 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Hello Everyone,
I have an 8 month old grandson. Everytime I pick him up, I get neck pain. I'm having my second ACDF in 2 weeks on C4&5. When will I be able to pick him up again after my surgery?

2006 ACDF C6&7


  • It will depend on the weight of your grandson and what restrictions your surgeon gives you. My best guess is around the 10-12 week mark. Also depends on if you will be wearing a brace as to the time and length of your recovery. While I know it is a long time, not really when you consider that you don't want the surgery to fail and have another and the wait be even longer.
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