What to expect?
I am 36 and having anterior cervical discectomy with fusion (c5,6,7) .. My back has been broken twice when i was 19, 13 weeks apart. It was L3 fractured both times. When i was 22 i started started steroid injections in shoulder for horrible spasms. In the past year or two the pain in my neck and shoulder had become relentless. So i was sent for MRI's, x-ray and here i am today. I stopped taking all my medication a few weeks ago, for 2 reasons 1) I have been of work since May 2) I have become sick of taking so many pills a day and feel EXACTLY like i would if i hadnt taken them.. I have been reading case studies and forums etc. etc... My surgeon said it was a big deal, but i now i am starting to get a little worried about all the complications that people are having... If you have had this surgery or close to it tell me your experience good or bad. Nothing will change my mind about having the procedure, i have heard the word PARALYZED to many times not to wanna do it and the pain is so bad i will try anything..