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voice damage after neck fusion
My Name is Jeff. I am a 60 year old male in good physical shape, less my neck. I have had three neck surgeries with the first in 2003 which was from the front fusing 5-6-7. The recovery was very smooth. The second was 2012 which was from the back fusing 567 to T1-2. Pretty tough recovery going through the back of my neck. The last fusion happened 4 weeks ago and that was C3-C4 to 56712. My pain has some what moderated but I am still uncomfortable. I would hope it it mainly my age that is slowing down the recovery. This is my real concern. I am a member of an acoustical music group here in San Diego and I sing mid to high harmonies and some lead parts. I have no range at this time. In fact I have difficulty even staying in tune,no control of my voice. I have taken care to warm up and not push to hard but I am getting very worried that this is damage that is not going to heal, as I have seen no improvement up till now. How long does it take for a persons voice to come back? I know that every one is different but is there a base line or average time. Music is my passion and my good close friend. I would welcome any advice that anyone might have. Thank you Jeff