:? They say several weeks to recover from posterior cervical foraminotomy. How about 17 weeks. That's how long it took me. I feel myself again, only better, without the numbing tingling pain in my arm. It's awesome. I would like to let the world know that it took 4 mos. & a week though. I am still mad though because I was not prepared for a recovery as such. Didn't know what to expect - was told a few weeks & that was it!!! If 17 weeks is a few weeks in the surgeons terms, then it should be explained. Instead I was in so much pain that I felt maybe something went terribly wrong since I am not healed yet. That thought stuck with me for 17 weeks. The shoulder muscle pain was almost unbearable. (where they entered in back of neck)
Take care & I hope if you have this surgery that you have a better surgeon & staff there to answer any questions you have, because you will need support of some kind. I did not have any at all. They wouldn't even return phone calls.
It's very important in any surgery - ex. ice packs vs heat pad, what is best to find comfort.