I have had two ACDF C3,4,5 in 2011 then C5 and 6 in 2015. Since last summer I have had severe left arm pain and the EMG is showing the nerve is compressed at C6 due to bone spurs.
I'm 69 and have arthritis along with other stuff. The surgeon who did the 1st surgeries has referred me to another surgeon to do the foraminotomy. It doesn't seem as complicated but wonder about the pain level and recover etc. My body is hyper-sensitive to medications so I'm hoping the surgery gives relief. I hate being in a medicine induced fog all the time. My heart goes out to so many of you younger people who have such complicated and unresolved situations.