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ACDF & Plating C5-C6 C6-C7 Surgery

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  • cjones5349 said:
    I am 49 year old female I had ACDF & plating for c5-C6, c6-c7 surgery I had this surgery 2 weeks ago. I was so scared. I had the surgery 1 day and went home the next. My surgeon used synthetic material to fuse as they say if you use bone graft it is painful. I came home wearing a hard collar which in florida is a pain in itself. My numbness that I had in my left arm is virtually gone, the strength is back in my hand, it was the very next day. Yes the throat hurts but mine was only painful to swallow for about 2 days. I still have the feeling of a blob in my throat which will probably be there for awhile. All in all I feel that I made a good decision to have the surgery. Each individual is different and I too wanted to hear from other people who had the surgery but ultimately it is your own decision. As my husband said to me before surgery are you living a good quality of life and do you want to live that way forever or have it get worse. Good Luck to anyone who is facing the probability of surgery. I know I have a long road to recovery but each day it gets better. I also have good days and bad days but the bad days are getting less and less. If anyone wants to talk about their surgery or pending surgery I will gladly respond.

    VERY SCARED TO DO IT ALRESDY HAD 2 MAJOR BACK SURGERIES NOW MY NECK ACDF, CERVICEL C-4 C-7, CAN I MOVE MY NECK AGAIN!! WILL I BE ABLE TO MOVE IT UP AND DOWN??
  • Well, I think I had c4, c5 & c6 in April (2010)...almost completely normal. Wore hard collar for 6 weeks, then lots of "resistance" physical therapy (non-movement). I am an ER nurse...so lots of physical demands...no problem...neuropathies almost gone too...Aleve in AM & 300mg of Neurontin at bedtime. Good luck!
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  • FrankellyFFrankelly Posts: 1
    edited 09/14/2015 - 6:53 AM
    hello to all. i am new to this website but i am 98% sure that i will need to have this surgery and i am scared to death. being that is so high up i am worried about nerve damage. i have no idea how long it will take me to get back to work and that scares me as well. i would appreciate any and all advice you can give. i will have to rely on your experiences for information. i see the surgeon for the first time this wednesdayat 9am so feel free to advise away.

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