Good day to all, I have been a lurker on this forum for quite some time, I had successful 2 level ACDF c-5 to c-7 , with plating at the end of april. Last week I was rear ended at a stop sign. went to the hospital and all of the x-rays look ok as far as the fusion goes. My problem is that I have increasing crepitus and my range of motion seems to be slowly decreasing. I did see my surgeon the day after and he said that I have whiplash and to see him again in another week, but I am wondering if this needs to be addressed sooner? I am so very worried that my other levels have been injured, I realize that the adjacent levels to the fusion are always going to be vulnerable to injury. I am so very scared, I had the best outcome from this surgery that I could have hoped for. I told my Dr. at my last post op check that I actually felt like I had never had any neck problems and that I really was feeling wonderful. Sadly that is not the case now, as I sit here I am feeling the same aches that I had in my arm and hand and I just feel like I am back at square one. Anyone have a car accident within 6 months of their surgery and if so how did you fare in the aftermath?
have a great day,