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ACDF recovery

40 YO, very active (prior) and had c5-c6 ACDF with plaque on Jan 17. I have a Miami collar pretty much 24/24, but it seems my old pain is slowly coming back. Plus I have multiple spams on my right arm all the way to my finger.

Wondering if any had the same issue and it finally went away after a longer period.

I'm trying to stay positive but God, it's getting tougher to look at my kids and can't play with them




  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832
    edited 03/04/2014 - 7:44 AM

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    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,839
    Look at it this way. In terms of post surgery time frame, you are barely an infant in recovery! All spinal surgeries are invasions of our bodies. What is done to correct the problem does happen, but it takes time. There is no cookie-cutter approach to say how long one should be in discomfort before things get better!

    Even if there was, the recovery road to any spinal surgery comes with its bumps. It is normal to have the good days and the bad days. Many times, you can not even figure out what you did to cause a bad day.... It comes along with the territory.
    Be patient, over time you will see just how much you are improving. Dont rush things, don't do anything to speed up what should be sped up. Take a look at Patience
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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