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Acid reflux after ACDF

Was just wondering if anyone has had a problem with acid reflux or heartburn after an ACDF. I have noticed an increasing problem since my surgery in Oct. It would make sense that this might happen as the plating is up against the esophagus.


  • RangerRRanger on da rangePosts: 805
    I'm hearing you flower lady. For me I think the start of it was reclining often post-op and especially after eating. I've been seeing a doctor for esophageal issues for the past two years and with a prescription medication and change of eating habits have been able to reverse the symptoms. Get after it soon and don't wait too long like I did.
  • natalie5476nnatalie5476 Australia Posts: 2
    Hi. I had an ACDF in May and I have been struggling with swallowing but
    more so with severe heartburn each day. I'm not seeing an ent until October and I was cleared with a barium swallow so who knows why this is happening? 
    Feeling very sad about it as everything else is fine and so having the fusion helped the rest of my body. 


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