Hiya fellow spineys.
I have a question. I went back to work on Dec. 15, nearly 8 weeks after my 3-lvl ACDF. Doctor approved me for part time, but, OMG, it hurts SOOO much to sit at my desk during that time. I'm a graphic designer so I don't have any choice if I intend to work (which I do - I love it). I do get up at least every 30 minutes and my pain subsides a bit, but the minute I sit back down - OUCH! :''( I'm also pretty good about paying attention to my posture.
I've been trying to build up my stamina by staying a bit longer each day but it just doesn't seem to be getting any better. I get a deep ache in the back of my neck and severe muscle spasms in my shoulders and back.
Interestingly, on Christmas we went to see the Benjamin Button movie (2hrs, 40min) and I didn't have any pain sitting in the theater.
Has anyone had this experience? Is the pain coming from working with the mouse? How long before I can expect it to go away? I start PT on Jan. 21 so I'm wondering if that will help. Maybe shoulder muscle strengthening exercises?
If anyone has any ideas, I'd sure love to hear 'em. This is getting really annoying! ~X(