I will probably be having ACDF this fall. I also have sciatica for which epidurals are my only option. I'm going to ask my doctors if a lumbar epidural shortly before ACDF might be helpful to limit sciatic pain during the ACDF recovery period.
Just wondering if anyone else has tried this? If yes, were you able to have anesthesia for the epidural, or was that not allowed because of upcoming anesthesia for the ACDF?