I had ACDF C5 thru C7 in Jan. I had very little neurological symptoms....mostly PAIN PAIN PAIN. I have to say I feel alot better now. I have been going to Physical therapy since end of Feb and it has been a big help. I am doing things now I havent been able to do for the last 5 yrs. I am very glad I had the surgery. I wish I had it sooner, actually. The only lessened mobility I have is looking up. So I have resigned to not being an astronomer at age 51.
I started doing all the typical neck stretches at 6 weeks post op. I am sure that is why my mobility isnt horribly impaired. I still get spasms, but they are better than they were pre-surgery. I just use alot of heat on my neck and upper back when needed. Before the surgery I had to take pain pills. Now I dont have to take them.