I'm scheduled to have surgery on September 22. The surgery will involve fusion at 3 levels with a cage and a plate. I have read numerous posts that describe throat pain, trouble swallowing, lump in the throat, etc. weeks, months and even years after the surgery. What causes these post operation throat problems? Does the hardware cause these problems?
I have a problem with allergies and I am constantly stuffed up. The thought of any kind of throat swelling or blockage terrifies me.
Thanks for any kind of help.