It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Spinal Cord Disorders Message Board

  • shooting firearms after acdf

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 09-16-2004, 06:05 PM   #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date: Apr 2004
    Location: Wisconsin
    Posts: 29
    Duckdog HB User
    shooting firearms after acdf

    I'm about 7 months out and was wondering if any of you guys shoot at all and how it was after your surgeries. I'm in PT now and still tighten up and get sore. I don't see how it can hurt much, but I was wondering if there's a certain amount of pain that shooting may bring on for a while.

    Just out of couriosity, what does weather do to you guys? It really messes with me and tightens up my neck and arms when there is a front blowing through. Thanks

    Sponsors Lightbulb
    Old 09-16-2004, 07:17 PM   #2
    Join Date: Nov 2003
    Location: Chicago
    Posts: 54
    rgsmoose HB User
    Re: shooting firearms after acdf

    I've had a couple of surgeries on my neck - a C5 & C6 corpectomy (now fused C4-C7) in April 2002 and a C3/C4/C5 laminaplasty last November. I go trap shooting every week without too much problem. The reason for the surgeries was partly to fix problems with my arms. I still have some issues with strength and there's still a few times where my trigger finger doesn't do what I want when I want, which usually costs me a lost target. But at least I can still go out shooting. I had to bring a note from the surgeon to prove he said it was OK - I've still got it.

    And, yes, I can always tell when the weather's going to change. I guess I'm going to be one of those old guys sitting on the front porch telling everyone when a storm's coming....

    Hang in there - it does get better (but not back to 100%). Good luck and shoot straight.

    Old 09-17-2004, 02:31 AM   #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date: Oct 2003
    Location: Houston
    Posts: 240
    DonnaKay HB User
    Re: shooting firearms after acdf

    I had originally thought this thread was going to be about shooting pains in arms after surgery. lol

    I also thought it was funny that the two of you have MOOSE and DUCK and DOG in your names. :-)

    My husband is a hunter and will enjoy this story.

    Good luck with all the targets!


    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    post acdf lump in throat sly fox Spinal Cord Disorders 13 10-31-2011 09:39 AM
    Advice on new treatments other than ACDF for cervical stenosis with myelopathy frustratedlor Spinal Cord Disorders 19 07-11-2010 10:32 AM
    ACDF- Recovery with children thj2u Spinal Cord Disorders 4 07-08-2008 03:39 PM
    Shooting pain in ear canal? xdigitalxstarzx Hearing Disorders 6 06-23-2008 08:47 PM
    ACDF Friday the 20th TINCAN Spinal Cord Disorders 3 10-17-2006 07:29 PM
    Hi Everybody...ACDF Surgery coming up! NovRainDolly Spinal Cord Disorders 15 09-06-2006 09:02 PM
    acdf c5-6-7 revision surgery NYFUSED Spinal Cord Disorders 4 01-10-2004 10:01 PM
    Possible side effects of an ACDF grace54cl Spinal Cord Disorders 10 11-26-2003 06:52 PM

    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off

    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:52 PM.

    2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!