I had C4-7 anterior cervical diskectomy, fusion, partial copectomy and instrumenation done on Dec. 9, 2008, the surgery took about six hours due to bone spurs he clipped and filed down. I was in the hosptial for three days, tommorw wll be five weeks of home rest, wearing a hard collar outside of house and a soft collor in my house and sleeping.
The pain and numbness in my left arm, right wrist and presurgery in my neck are gone. But I have bad pain deep behind my right shoulder blade and neck, is this normal for 5 weeks after surgey? I am taking Hydrocodone/apap and Flexeral three times a day. I see my Doctor Jan. 23 with a current xray on my neck.
I sleep on the recliner so I don't roll on my right side and wake up with major pain.