Hi. I am 4 months post op C5-6 acdf surgery. I was hoping by now I'd feel so much better. I am still doing physical therapy and I have been for about 3-4 weeks, 3X's a week.
I am getting frustrated and starting to wonder if it will ever get better. My pt said I have post surgery trauma and that is why my shoulder is in pain. I don't have as much shoulder blade pain as I did before the surgery the pain now is closer to my neck and on the left side. I guess I am just looking for some re-assurance that it will get better. I've been struggling with this pain for way too long. I was just hoping to be one of those people that woke up and instantly the pain was gone!! I guess I'm not so lucky. My primary care doc said my recover may take longer because after the surgery I had multiple pulmonary emboli and a chest/sinus infection.