4+ mos post op cervical foraminotomy!!! CLUELESS to recovery pain & time involved here!!! That made it worse because I thought something had gone wrong. I am thankful to be able to come here to discuss through this lenghty & so unbelievably painful ordeal!!! Felt like they inserted a ton of bricks on top of shoulder. Last week I went to physical therapy & BINGO!!!!!! They were able to take away the so called "bricks". What a heavy load it's been for 4+ months. Vicodin & muscle relaxers did very little to help. Please do yourself a favor - those with severe post op muscle pain!!!!!! Relief is right around the corner. Wished I'd done it sooner.