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Second ACDF

I’m 43 and have disc degenerative disease and congenital spinal stenosis.   I had ACDF for levels C3-6 in 2015.   I started having pins and needles in my right hand and confirmed I’ll need another fusion for C6/7 in near term and likely C2/3 at some point.  Not concerned for the actual surgery but am for continued restricted mobility and rotation.  Has anyone had this?  Specifically the ask about multiple fusions. 



  • I'm fused from C2 to T10.  I still have about 50 percent of my neck movement (rotation and up/down).  I had three ACDFs procedures and auto-fusions.

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