Hey all, I'm the baseball newbie who tried to put his head through the left field fence a couple of weeks ago and had surgery last Monday (11/10/08).
All week I felt great (meds working, nothing in particular causing concern).
However, today, after reaching up to brush my hair after a shower (with my brace on), I felt 'movement' in the C7 area where I had the ACDF/allograph/plate. Since then, lifting my right arm causes pain and there is actual sharp pain to the touch on the right side of that vertebra (7) on my spine.
I'm the last to be concerned about rehab and working through injuries (played ice hockey in college...pain threshold is high...), but can anyone explain some of the symptoms that have led to 2nd surgeries or the lack of an allograph to fuse (which, at this point is m greatest fear)?