I had 4 level ACDF on Jan 3 and still have swallowing issues. I expected this after my research, however it is a bit scary and frustrating while you are going through it.
While surfing the internet, I found this study from the cervical spine research society. With such a common procedure, it is amazing more studies have not been done.
I feel somewhat reassured after reading this and thought I would offer it up and suggest it to those in discussions about surgery and its complications. I sort of wish, it had been covered more than just in passing.http://www.csrs.org/web/outcomes/clinsafetyoutcomespaper.pdf
Dreaming of Sweet Tomatoes Soup Plantation.
4 level ACDF completed on January 3rd.
I developed an infection which required reopening the wound on January17th
Looking forward to life without as much pain!