I'm only 5days post op from C5-C7 ACDF with titanium cages, but this pain in my neck is so persistent i thought I'd ask about it.... My NS said to expect aches and pains, but for how long?? I'm doing my mini PT excercises to turn and stretch for ROM and i don't go past where it hurts... taking my pain meds (tylex - which is like tylenol 3 - and tramadol + difene)... but still it hurts!! can't get comfy... ~X( how long is normal... and when should i be worried?? and any advice on meds??
Thanks so much!
L4-L5 fusion 1998; ACDF C4-6 2008; DDD