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How can an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion affect movement?

After anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) surgery, you will lose the movement between the bones (vertebrae) that are fused. Whether you notice the change in your day-to-day life will depend on how many vertebrae were fused and the types of activities you are used to doing. Most patients do not notice a significant change. In fact, some patients are able to do more than they could before surgery, since movement may be less painful.

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