Facing Possible Neck Surgery...Have Questions
I posted this in another area and someone who saw it said I might wanna post in here, so here goes. I saw a specialist a few days ago after pain management recommended him. Anyway I am 34 years old and have had neck problems for 10 years. The doc wants to put in an artificial disc at c4/c5. He said It would help me greatly and highly recommends it. My question is has anyone had this done and can you give me info on recovery, pain, what its like after surgery and how long before you can do normal activities, how long your in the hospital, and anything else you can help me with. I've been doing research, but am hoping someone that has had this done or knows someone that has can give me feedback. I know this procedure has only been around since 2007 for the neck in the U.S., so it may be hard to predict what the long term outcome may be, but I am sure there are those that have some information.