2 Level Anterior Cervical Dicsictomy Fusion (ACDF) aka “Payton Manning Surgery”
End of Week 1
Level 2 pain with muscle stiffness anterior of c1 to t1 & pain at C6 C7 radiating to left and right anterior shoulder joint, tolerating light activity. Pain Medication 300 MG nightly. Wound is healing with slight swelling noted on up entire length wound.
End of Week 2
Level 1 pain with muscle stiffness anterior of C7 & T1. Tolerating light activity. No longer taking pain medication. Wound has healed. Driving and daily rehab.
Build up muscles prior to procedure if possible
Hydrate as much as possible the night before the procedure.
Get up and walk as soon as possible after the procedure
Painful to swallow, drink as much water as possible
Home Sleeping accommodations stomach sleeper vs. back sleeper