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Are you 6-12 months ACDF post op? How are you doing?

Have a lot of your symptoms disappeared or do you still have problems? If you had to do it again would you?


  • It's been just over 12 months for me. Everything is right as rain with my c-5-c7, I still have an ache or pain, but not a thing to be complaning about. Now when talking about my lumbar surgeries, there is another story to tell. I've had two lumbar surgeries and both failed badly, one was definitely my fault, I felt so good I went out for a round of golf just a few weeks out. Less than 5 months later I was back in surgery. This time I did everything by the book, followed everything to the T and still ended up with failed back surgery syndrom, so my advice is to make sure you follow the doctors orders to a T
  • I'm 3 weeks short of a year since my cervical fusion at c4-6. My main reason for the surgery was pain in my right arm, which kicked in any time i was in the car. hard to shuttle the kids around when you're in major pain 5 minutes after getting into the car.

    post surgery, i picked up a host of neck pain that i never had. that has gotten better, but has not gone away. i still get pain if i turn my head to the extreme in any direction. (Again, i never had that pre-surgery) i get stiff and achy very quickly.

    the arm pain had disappeared for the most part, and i was good for probably 10 months or so. i've been noticing the arm pain thought more frequently lately, and i'm going to be talking to my surgeon about it in a week. its not really bad like it had been, but its there and its making me nervous.

    And just for reference, i had a 1 level lumbar fusion 2.5 months ago. lower back pain is definitely aiming in the right direction, though. maybe one day i'll be able to say i've gotten rid of all the pain.... i know wishful thinking.

    for the most part i would say the surgery did help. i can spend time in the car without major pain which is am improvement. the fact that i am feeling that arm pain, even at a lower level more often now worries me, and i will probably push to get a new MRI done. I'd like to know for sure if something is going on in there.
    Microdisectomy / hemi-laminectomy 6/2010 and revision 10/2010
    Cervical fusion C4-5 and C5-6 9/2011
    Lumbar Fusion L5-S1 6/2012
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