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neck surgery success

tacieaudrattacieaudra Posts: 2
edited 08/02/2013 - 4:34 PM in Neck Pain: Cervical
August 1, 2013: I recently had neck surgery x 1 week ago. I had a pinched nerve that kept me up daily with severe arm pain. My DR said I needed ACDF . The pain left after I was done surgery. Now my shoulders are becoming more sore after the surgery but NOTHING beats the NERVE pain. I have read many of your stories. My advise, get a MRI w/dye as it shows it all. Do not let the DR intimidate you and understand what is going to happen to you. Understand the outcome and options. I elected to have the surgery as I had no other choices. ... I stayed over night at the hospital because I choose to. I wanted to insure I was not going to wake up in severe pain. And no one to call. Now my only concern is my Dr did not put me in a collar after I left the hospital. I hope I do Not have to pay for that later down the road. I go back to the DR. in 4 weeks after getting an xray. My dics were fused C4-6 and two plates added. Good luck to anyone. Do your own homework. This surgery is serious and can cause additional problems.


  • Hi
    i had cervical fusion C5/6 with cadavar bone and cage with screws
    I left the hospital with no collar also and never needed one
    But i did have horrible muscle spasms at the base of my neck and both shoulders
    i bought "the stick" its like a white plastic rolling pin for muscle spasms and it helped alot
    Hang in there, these spasms can last for a few minths, but DO GO AWAY
    Now, two years post-op, no spasms, but do occasionally have some pain turning my head to the left or right
    I have had many orthopaedic surgeries since age 9 and my neck surgery was one of the EASIEST.
    just get through those first few months of muscle spasms and you will be great
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