How soon will I be able to sing after anterior cervical discectomy?

And play the piano! As soon as you feel ok. Some people feel hoarse after this surgery and it is usually transient. Rarely, is there an issue with the vocal cord innervation or nerve supply which can sometimes affect how you sound. Rarely are there direct injuries to the trachea/vocal cord from surgery or anesthesia and even just as rarely spinal cord injuries that could impact you.
Recovery. It depends...Could you sing before the surgery ? The less invasive surgery is, the faster the recovery and the less chance of complications.First.See your primary care provider to be sure of the proper diagnosis. Then be sure to take prescription exactly as prescribed.

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How soon can I sing again after anterior cervical discectomy?

4 weeks. It depends on which level (or levels) is being operated upon. Operations at any level may cause some hoarseness of the voice which is usually temporary, but may be permanent in rare cases. Operations along the upper cervical spine (i.e. C3-4, c4-5) may cause inability to sing at a high pitch so discuss this with your surgeon. Most patients have a normal voice about 1 month after their surgery. Read more...
As soon as you feel . Comfortable enough to do so. Talk to your surgeon about the risks of hoarseness and vocal cord paralysis associated with this type of surgery. Read more...

What does it mean to have an anterior cervical discectomy fusion?

Arm pain relief. Incision made on front of neck target disc removed space filled with bone from donor bone or your pelvis allowed to heal joining two bones together in neck stopping motion at one level 95%sucess rate2%complication. Read more...
Joining bones. A fusion is eliminating a motion segment of the spine by making bones heal together. There are many different techniques used for a variety of reasons or indications. For this, the approach is from the front removing the intervening disc & replacing it with a piece of bone or a metal v plastic like cage filled with bone that may be secured with screws or plate & screws or no instrumentation. Read more...
Common procedure. An anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with instrumentation is a common procedure to address cervical disc herniations, degenerative spondylosis and occasional to treat instability from trauma. A fusion will eliminate the motion at the involved joint segments. Most patients do well. For very good information and videos, check out spine-health.Com. Read more...

I am having an anterior cervical discectomy with fusion. What can I expect?

Neck soreness. Most anterior cervical fusions are tolerated very well. There wil be some neck pain and stiffness. If you have arm symptoms, those should resolve after surgery- some right away and others over time. The stiffness and soreness improves in a few weeks. You'll have some throat soreness and maybe a "catch" in your throat when you swallow. Overall, it gets better quickly. Good luck! Read more...
Hopefully success! Depends if this is primary or revision surgery & whether one level or more. Also, are you having bone graft taken from pelvic region? Have you had prior neck area surgery or do you have an enlarged thyroid or had any radiation treatment to this region? Do you smoke? Do you have alot of medical issues like diabetes? If 1level & 1st time with no graft from hip, overnite stay & healed 8-12 weeks. Read more...
Common procedure. An anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with instrumentation is a common procedure to address cervical disc herniations, degenerative spondylosis and occasional to treat instability from trauma. A fusion will eliminate the motion at the involved joint segments. Most patients do well. For very good information and videos, check out spine-health.Com. Read more...

Is it true that anterior cervical discectomy with fusion is considered major surgery?

I would consider. It major surgery. This can be quite invasive and you are dealing with surgery around some very delicate structures with an anterior approach and operating on the spine. Either would be considered major. While I am not a large proponent of spinal surgery, neurosurgeons with experience in this procedure are safe and practiced at what they do and will minimalize risk as much as possible. Read more...
Absolutely. It is a common surgery for spine surgeons and most patients do well. However, it is certainly considered major surgery. Check out spine-health.Com. Read more...

I had anterior cervical discectomy psurgery in 2011. I am experiencing very irritating throat congestion. Could there be a connection?

Unlikely if there . Has been no symptoms until recently unless you had instrumentation placed and it has displaced suggesting a non healing of bone or psuedoarthosis . A small percentage of post op patients can experience hoarseness &/or swallowing issues but most are very transient and have a higher risk of occurring with more extensive procedures and ones involving disc levels at c4-5 or higher. See your surgeon. Read more...
Unlikely. You should have had a 1 year fu to make sure the neck surgery was healed and fused. If it was healed then there is no connection. If you did not have a final x-ray then there is a slight possibility that the hardware could get loose and cause a problem. Best to get an xray and rule this out first. Read more...

Anterior cervical discectomy surgery, what to do?

3 months. Assuming a proper work-up has been done and conservative care has failed, most patients do very well from a single level cervical fusion. Average time for a complete recovery is 3 months. Check out spine health.Com. Read more...

Is anterior cervical discectomy with fusion considered a major surgery?

It is small tissue. Small in the tissue operated on but the complication easy recovery possible are significant when it goes well it is minor surgery but best describe all surgeries around your spinal cord as major. Read more...
If it is you! It depends on one's perspective and really on how healthy you are and how severe the disc herniation is and if any other associated pathology or if there was any other prior surgery or treatment(radiation) through the surgical approach that may complicate the surgery or if you are a smoker, obese, diabetic, have an existing chronic remote infection, renal disease etc. Read more...
Absolutely. It is a common surgery for spine surgeons and most patients do well. However, it is certainly considered major surgery. Check out spine-health.Com. Read more...

How is anterior cervical discectomy with allgraft and fusion on c-5 to t1?

Common surgery. Anterior cervical fusion is a common surgery. Check out soine-health.Com for videos and information on the procedure. Good luck. Read more...