.Hey guys, I'm looking for an answer really for what the typical recovery period it takes for ACDF surgery?? I had my 2nd ACDF on C6-C7 about 7 weeks ago now. The previous operation on C5-C6 approximately 3 years ago. however tho hospital physio advised me that they had to remove a bone spur too. This was so that the surgeon could "make room" for the disc to be replaced.. I am experiencing severe pain in my neck which radiates down through my shoulder area, into the muscle, across my deltoid area, into the tricep and bicep and into my forearm and wrist. Sometimes I get pain in my chest, which is very concerning :-(.
If anyone else out there who has had a similar type of operation, who is experiencing pain like this please advise. At the moment my medication isn't really helping I currently take, Ibuprofen, codeine and gabapentin for neuropathic pain. Home Physio exercise is not even helping.. Thank you