Wanted to introduce myself to everyone who is reading this. Name is Shehzad from Malaysia. I have cervical stenosis with myelopathy at C4-C5, C5-C6. I had consulted 2 Orthopedic surgeons and 1 Spine surgeon. Both the Orthopedic surgeons suggested to do an ACDF at C4-C5 region. The Spine surgeon says lets go with the simpler posterior laminoplasty for I believe is C5 and C6 area. Laminoplasty seems to be the better option and I decided to go for it.
The main thing that I wanted to know are the opinions of those who have gone through this procedure and may offer me some of the do's and dont's post operation. What should I expect? The other major worry of mine is c5 palsy. Is there anything that the surgeon or I can do to avoid this condition or is it really as mysterious as what I can seem to find in the web.
Any inputs will be most grateful. Trying hard not to have cold feet when the time comes.
Thanks a heap.