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Hi, I will be having neck surgery this Wednesday July 30, 2014. I am very scared. I have read a lot of post about this type of surgery and it made it worse. What can I expect after surgery? Will I be able to go back to work on the 25th of August?
Hi, My name is rwaites, I will be having c4-5,c5-6,c6-7 fussion, this Wednesday. I am really scared.


  • RangerRRanger on da rangePosts: 805
    What type of surgery are you going to have? It's common to be afraid of the unknown but I have had to cervical spine surgeries that were both very invasive and I came out just fine. To answer your questions better we would need more information.
    Take care,
  • One month of recovery before returning to work depends on the type of surgery and the type of work you do. Please post info about both. Those of us here can only really tell you about our own experiences, but I had a 360 two level fusion and was completely off work for 2 months and then returned to a desk job for part time for a two week period. After that, I was full time.
    2015: Thoracic protrusions C7-T1, T3-4, T6-8
    Dec'13: 360FusionL4-S1 w/bone graft
    2013: 3x2-level disc injections: 12mo surgery postponement
    Dec'12: DiscogramL4-S1
    Sep/Oct'12: Bi-lateral Rhizo AblationsL4- S1
  • I just joined and don't have the answer, but I will wish you every success!
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