What is the average time people are on meds post-op for an ACDF? I read posts that some poeple were fine after one- two days. Well, I started on Neurontin and it has helpd to some degree. I believe I still need Vicodin, especially as I become more active. The meds truly do not effect me mentally... they just help me be able to get up and move around. Otherwise, I wuld be stuck in a recliner most of the day.
My pain now is in my opposite shoulder, back of neck and hip where they took the bone graft. The incision on the front of my neck hurt the least!
I am still in a Miami-J collar for 2-3 more weeks. I am allowed to take to off to eat and shower. I definitely feel pain without the collar.
Please share your experience X(