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Hi, I’m new to this forum but have being reading posts re ACDF since I fractured my C6 November 2018. ACDF c6-7.
I’m interested to hear from any members that returned to running post ACDF and their experience. I have healthy discs above and below the fusion and never had neck problems prior to fusion. Currently I’m 12 wks post surgery, still in MJ brace but no cervical or radicular pain , working (osteopath) and cycling @ 250-300 k /wk (turbo), 40 yrs old. I was very active prior to the fracture with triathlon (70.3) and would love to return to running but I know there is many mixed feelings on this subject both from patients and surgeons. From what I’ve researched there is a lack of scientific evidence in this area and secondly it’s highly dependent on the individual and wether their surgery was preseaded by significant degenerate disease ( spondylosis) . Looking forward to your comments.