I am 71 years old and am facing surgery on C6&7. . I have been a Plumber all of my working life and I have been retired 10 years. I have tried to stay physically active by playing golf usually 3 times a week. About 2 years ago I started getting a numbness at times in my left arm with a loss of strength, I would also get a tingling in my little finger on both hands.
I have had serious headaches most of my life always above my left eye, the same side as my damage in my neck.
I am hoping the headaches will be solved with the surgery. I take Sumitriptan and Propranolol for the headaches.
I think I was diagnosed with migraines many years ago and no one ever did an MRI of my neck until 2 weeks ago which uncovered the disc problem and the vertebrae which is out of line, until now.
Because of my age, I am wondering if I will be able to play golf again after the surgery heals and some recovery rehab.
I would be interested in hearing how others have faired after having the ACDF and how it affected their golf game.
Best Regards, flibi1