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one year "anniversary" of acdf surgery

mikeavmmikeav Posts: 12
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:25 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
well it was one year ago today that i had my surgery.where does the time go..
i still have issues...soreness,stiffness..tingling in both hands sometimes..i guess i had envisioned being a bit better at the year mark..
went to a neurologist a few weeks ago for an emg..he said there were still issues on my left side,which i knew obviously..im still vastly weaker on the left side..he wouldnt say much,as in,its chronic damage,or it seems to be healing..but hes sending the results to my surgeon so it can be discussed on my next visit.
i guess things could be a lot worse...


  • Sounds like it is a good news bad news type of situation. How long do you have to wait to see the surgeon? When was the last set of films that were taken and how is the fusion progressing? It sounds like you did get some relief from the surgery? I think it just takes the body and nerves so long to heal from these surgeries. Just keep working on getting better and hopefully another year will pass and it will all be behind you. Keep us posted on the visit with the surgeon.
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