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Single level ACDF

MrtonyMMrtony Posts: 2
edited 10/05/2013 - 11:33 PM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
A few months ago I Underwent a single level ACDF.

Now I just find out the the 2discs above the surgery site are bulging/herniated.
I have read about a single adjacent level sometimes being affected, but not about 2 levels above.

I am soooo frustrated.

Has this happened to anyone else so soon after surgery?




  • Hi,
    Yes, I do understand that.
    Immediately prior to my one level surgery the levels above we all in order.
    I have been experiencing ongoing pain problems, in most cases worse than before e surgery.
    Now the 2 discs above are herniated and apparently the cause of my pain.
    I go for an EMG this week hopefully.
    I was just wondering how common this is this soon after surgery. If they were indeed caused by the surgery of the stiffness of the new fusion.
    Anyhow, this is a real bummer. I was expecting to be good to go for at least 5 or 10 years until I maybe had other developing issues.
    Now it appears that is not the case.


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