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High AHI after neck surgery
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High AHI after neck surgery
On 4-24-24 I had an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion surgery. Prior to surgery I was seeing AHI numbers in the 1 and 2 range. Since coming home my numbers have skyrocketed and the last two nights have been in the mid 20s. I am also having a tougher time with the mask. Just wondering if others that have had a neck surgery have similar experiences or if this is to be expected. I mean they did have to shift everything around to reach the spine for the surgery so breathing could be a little impacted by all this. Thanks in advance
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RE: High AHI after neck surgery
I have had 2 anterior and 1 posterior fusions and my AHI is consistantly under 1.
They were done about 15 years ago before I was treated for sleep apnea.
You are right in saying that things are moved around.
I believe that after my seguries my throat was raw and I had a hoarse voice for a while.
Maybe it will take time for complete healing and any swelling to go down.
Any medication that you are on may be affecting your AHI also,
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RE: High AHI after neck surgery
(04-30-2024, 04:37 AM)car54 Wrote: I have had 2 anterior and 1 posterior fusions and my AHI is consistantly under 1.
They were done about 15 years ago before I was treated for sleep apnea.
You are right in saying that things are moved around.
I believe that after my seguries my throat was raw and I had a hoarse voice for a while.
Maybe it will take time for complete healing and any swelling to go down.
Any medication that you are on may be affecting your AHI also, 

Yeah I definitely have the raw throat and hoarse voice. I switched from the P30i to the N30i mask last night and my number came down to 8.8. I'll give it a few nights and see what happens.
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