You’ve had posterior cervical decompression and fusion (PCDF) surgery, a step toward the goals of decreasing neck and arm pain, and stopping symptoms of nerve compression or an unstable spine from getting worse. Now it’s time to focus on healing. By following these tips, you will set yourself up for a successful outcome after surgery.
If you have any trouble breathing or have excessive swelling in your neck, call 911 or go to an emergency room immediately.
If you have any health concerns, see your primary care provider within one week after surgery, especially if you have any of the following:
If you have any of the following symptoms, call 911 or go to an emergency room right away:
If you have any other concerns, call our office. In most cases we can help you or get you an appointment quickly.
Norton Leatherman Spine is a combined team of orthopedic spine surgeons, neurosurgeons from Norton Neuroscience Institute and pain management specialists who provide care for adults and children from Louisville and Southern Indiana, as well as from across the region, nation and world.
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