Thanks for all the support from my friends here. I am 11 weeks post ACDF. However, I am still having left shoulder blade pain. Some days is better and some days it's so bad, it remind me of the pain prior to surgery. My surgeon reassured me that it's muscle pain and that it will get better slowly. I tend to agree with him, but it frustrates me that some days it's so bad, I think it's the same pain prior to the surgery. I use two extra strength tylenol OTC in the AM, as the pain is worse then. That helps a bit and then a Vicadin @ night..
A few question:
- Did anyone experience this type of pain and will it get better and when? and is it worse in the AM?
- Taking two tylenol a day? Is this detrimental LONG TERM?
- My doctor wants me to do some PT; electrical stem, massage, and traction. Traction? I was surprise of that. I thought that this is if you have pinch nerve. Surgery was suppose to take care of that. Did PT helped anyone with this issue. I am a bit hesitant to do PT as it made my pain worse prior to surgery!.
- What else can I do to help with the pain?
Overall, I am glad I did the surgery. Just a tad bit frustrated with the shoulder pain. I really wish I can speak to someone who can relate. I will put me at ease. I was wondering if there is any in person support group in NY!. Thanks for all your great support. You are all God Sent!