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Old 01-26-2007, 06:09 PM   #11
julyg
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Re: Sleeping problems after ACDF surgery

Having had a 2 level fusion with all the hardware just recently I feel your pain!

This is how I sleep..... Flat on my back with a long wedge pillow with a thin flat "airline" pillow under my head with regular pillow under my knees. By airline pillow I am dead serious those flat little throw away pillows they give out (or some do) are perfect.

If you cannot find one, make one buying a bag of poly- fil. Those contour memory foam pillows just are too painful for me

Prior to surgery I was a side sleeper... couldnt do it now under any circumstance too painful on the side!

Drs. have told me I have lost the natural curve at my neck and it is stick straight...therefore discomfort and musle spasms etc.