Hi everyone. First time poster here. I wish I had found this forum before my surgery.
I had a two level ACDF on 5/6 and 6/7 three weeks ago. Prior to surgery I had horrible nerve pain in my tricep muscle. My surgeon described my tricep muscle in his initial report as "severely wasted". Upon waking from surgery all nerve pain was gone. Over the past week I have been noticing an ache in my tricep muscle. It is definitely not nerve pain but it is definitely noticeable. It feels like I have been lifting weights but only using that one muscle. Is this my muscle waking up from years of wasting? Anyone else experience this? Thanks!