I started PT 6 weeks post op ACDE C5-6, went for the evaluation which I new was going to hurt, all exams do, but then I went for my first vist. While there she showed me some simple exercises, just turning my head U,D,L and R, and while turning to the Rt I felt pain in my head, she told me to continue. 2 hours after coming home I had a horrible headache, woke up with it the next morning. I called the PT to ask if I should cancel for the next day, she of course said no. My surgeon actually called me about something else, and I asked him about the PT, he said to cancel it and restart in 2 weeks.
I know I am better then I was several weeks ago, and that I am able to do a bit more, but there are still so many things I can't do, I feel as though for every step forward I seem to take another step back. I wonder if I will ever be pain free in my neck. I have head neck pain since 2000 when I herniated 3 discs, but since this was the only disc compressing the cord, and causing muscle damage, it was the only disc recomended by my surgeon to fuse. I went for 4 opinions prior to surgery, 2 surgeons said to do 1 level, 1 surgeon said 2 levels, another said 3 levels.