Re: Anterior Discectomy - lost voice
I have heard of some people who have lingering throat symptoms after anterior cervical surgery. If any nerve was moved, all nerves take a while to recover from any "trauma" (even simple movement out of alignment). Keep track of how you feel and if you are seeing even marginal improvement daily or weekly, this is good. If not, then you need to discuss it with the surgeon at the next visit. When do you see him/her next?
Rt thumb fusion '13. R&L thumb arthroplasty '12 ; RT TKR & Bilat CTS' 11. Fusions: L5-S1('87), L4-S1('93), C5-C7('06), L3-S1('10), C4-C5('13). C5-C7 foraminotomy '08