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Curious how long others have dealt with myelopathy after ACDF surgery? I had surgery in May for a severe herniated disk with myelopathy. Symptoms started at the end of March from a cough. I was losing my grip in both hands, could hardly lift my arms, was hard to do normal things like brush my teeth and hair, was effecting my walking, and a lot more. I went to the doctor multiple times before an MRI was scheduled at the end of April. I was basically told if I didn't have surgery I could be paralyzed, because of how bad my spinal cord was being pressed on by the disk. My surgery went well and the pain was mostly gone right afterwards, but the myelopathy has not gone away. Still having pain in the back of my neck after doing normal day to day activities and the myelopathy comes on strong. Also still having muscle wrakness mostly just on my right side. I also get twinges by my scar area if I move my head and neck just right. I asked my doctor if the twinges could be muscle spasms and he said yes. I'm not back to work at all, because I can't do much and I get uncomfortable. Not on any prescription medicines just over the counter Tylenol when needed. I know the healing process can be long, but it is just getting frustrating. I want to feel normal again. Will the myelopathy ever go away?