Have a question regarding cervical fusion and vocal coard issues.
Hello all, I am posting for my good friend Linda. this is her message, can anyone tell us of this is normal or not to have this vocal coard issue after a cervical fusion?
The procedure that I had done is: Anterior Cervical Discectomy and fusion. And is my case, I had C5-6, C6-7 done. Right now, 4 1/2 weeks after surgery, if I talk continuously for 1/2 hr or more, my vocal cords feel like they are burning and my voice gets spent and weak. Like having laryngitis, along with burning vocal cords. It goes away in an hour or two if talking is kept to an absolute minimum. Hot tea and Halls hard candies for the throat helps soothe the irritation.
Last edited by slipperyslope; 11-21-2006 at 02:06 PM.