1-2 Weeks After ACDF Surgery: Focus on rest, light activity, and follow post-op care to support your recovery.
During the 3 to 12 weeks post-ACDF surgery, gradually escalate activity and monitor symptoms for ongoing recovery.
After ACDF surgery, focus on gentle neck movements and pain management while avoiding strenuous activities for a smoother recovery.
ACDF surgery removes a damaged cervical disc and fuses adjacent vertebrae to alleviate neck pain and nerve symptoms.
Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion relieve neck pain and nerve symptoms by removing a damaged disc and fusing adjacent vertebrae.
Prevent or manage constipation after ACDF with hydration, fiber, and prescribed medications.
Post-ACDF, prioritize mental health care to cope with challenges and support recovery effectively.
Post-ACDF, temporary speaking difficulties may occur, requiring patience and gradual improvement.
Post-ACDF, expect swallowing difficulties; temporary and managed with care.
Some possible risks and complications with a posterolateral gutter fusion include smoking, obesity, prior surgery and multiple-level spine fusion procedures.