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AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,321
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:19 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I recently had neck surgery on April 25th. I had a herniated disc between C5 and C6 vertabrae. They went in through my neck. As anyone who has had this surgery will attest, you don't talk for several days and it takes a long time for your normal voice to come back. My queston is to someone who has had this surgery, how long does it take to get your voice completely back to normal. Also, when I am really tired in the evenings, it feels like I have a knot in my throat right around the area of the incision. Has anyone else experienced this?

Just wondering.

I would really appreciate your replies.



  • I am 10 months post-op of that same surgery. I never had problems with my voice changing to badly. Just a day or so and that was it. I have heard from other ppl that the surgery was really hard on their voices. I did have a smothering feeling in my throat and thats what I had the roughest time with.
    Now my neck is perfect. The only time I get sore is if I'm doing something that requires me to tilt my head back alot otherwise you wouldnt know anything was ever wrong.

    Christina :)
  • I really appreciate your note. It has helped me alot. My voice is just a little deeper than normal and if I try to talk louder than normal like calling for my daughter in another room my voice will sometimes work and sometimes it will be kind of broken up sounding. I just hope that it gets back completely to normal soon. I have also noticed that if I'm in a conversation for instance on the phone when I talk for more than 15 minutes or so at a time my voice gets weaker. Maybe this too shall pass. Thanks for your thoughts. RB
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