1yr 5 months ago i was involved in a traffic accident.
got a couple of fractures in my cervical region but the main concern is the disc between c5-c6.
my current state is that of constant neck pain, increasing when sitting down orstaing in some weird (not upright) position for some moments, eg. kneeling down to reach for something etc..
also i have weakness and some muscle wastage in my left arm, (i am left handed and was much stronger than my right).
my doctor has recommended ACDF with synthetic graft and fusion plate.
any idea what to expect post op? recovery time with the method they will use on me? should the pain in my neck subside?
I have read a lot of posts but a lot don't mention what method the particular operation used.
My biggest concern right now is the constant pain in my neck, the arm, i can live with it.
I just turned 26 last month am perfectly healthy, and used to work out regularly.
the surgeon is going to be http://www.bmihealthcare.co.uk/consultant/consultantdetails?p_name=Joseph-Borg&p_id=45442
i a going to be admitted on the 14th of october for the surgery