I'm 4 weeks post op of ACDF C5-C6 today and I'm still in unmanageable neck and arm pain. I've put in several calls into the surgeon's office and yesterday they decided that they are going to do a MRI as soon as possible. Insurance has to approve of the procedure first. The surgeon's PA says that this pain isn't normal and I should of seen some improvement by now. I have involuntary head jerks from this injury and they've gotten worse in the past 3 weeks. My neck is still snapping also when my head jerks.
What do you think could be wrong? Maybe I herniated my C7? I do have new pain and numbness, my middle and ring finger in my right hand and the pain in the forearm has gotten worse. Maybe the surgery went wrong? I just don't know. The surgeon's office has not helped me manage the pain well.