In June of 2009 I have two levels corrected through ACDF Surgery. I nerve never came back and the other nerve healed, thank GOD! I did get terrible back spasms and I have a lot of arthitis in my neck but was glad to be free of shoulder pain and the sharp pains that shot to my head.
I was at work and a boy kept pulling me and my entire right side went numb and I was in terrible pain. First, I was helping a co worker so he wouldn't run and hurt himself. I stayed out of work a day and returned still hurt and asked for light duty but the idiots I work for didn't comply. I had a doctors note but they seemed to not care and I was out alone on the playground with 45 first graders and a child who is emotionally disturbed. Now I am once again with the same child and he jumps the fence on the playground and run into the street. I hobble to get him out of harm and he is hitting me and pulling me once again. I had the other children line up and told them to wait for me. I left work in agony that day and went to my doctor who has kept me out of work since.
We have tried traction, PT, trigger shots and now epidural shots which never did much in the past and now may face surgery again. I don't want to wait until I have permanent damage like last time.
Anyway, does anyone know the success rate for c7 acdf?
Is it worth it or will the next verabre collapse???
Any help would be appreciated!