I had my first follow up appointment with my surgeon 4 weeks ago and she said she did not want me to start physical therapy. I see her again on November 3rd which will be about 4 months post op. From what I've been reading, other people were told to start physical therapy a few weeks after their ACDF surgeries.
Maybe my surgeon is just being really cautious and wants to see how my fusion's progressing before starting my physical therapy? My pain isn't unmanageable - I just take Tylenol to dull the aches but am finding increasing soreness between my shoulder blades and base of neck. I'm thinking physical therapy will help. Has anyone else had to wait months after their surgery to start physical therapy?