Randy Hoback MP to Undergo Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) Next Week
OTTAWA, June 12, 2015 – Randy Hoback, Member of Parliament for the federal riding of Prince Albert will undergo a Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF), a surgery designed to relieve spinal cord or nerve root pressure in the neck, by removing all or part of a damaged disk. The seven hour surgery will take place on Monday, June 15th.
Last Christmas, Hoback began experiencing numbness in his hands and arms, and severe pain in his legs. Following a series of medical tests, it was discovered through an MRI that the disk between his C5 and C6 vertebrae had herniated, and was pressing against his spinal cord.
Although Hoback wanted to delay the necessary surgery until after the fall federal election, he was advised by his surgeon to undergo the procedure as scheduled.
Following the procedure, Hoback will convalesce for 5-6 weeks. A neck brace will be required during this period.
Hoback looks forward to returning to an active schedule in August of this year. He also looks forward to standing as the Prince Albert Conservative Party candidate in the upcoming federal election campaign.
A video outlining the ACDF procedure can be viewed via the following link: http://www.spine-health.com/video/anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-acdf-video