In Dec 2009 I had a 4 level ACDF from C3-7 using PEEK Prevail Disks and BMP. All has been going well I believe although I still see my PM and am on Morphine and Pecocets and Baclophen.
However, in just the past few days I have had a fairly strong pain in my upper back (Maybe near the T1 Level)It is feels like if I move wrong it is going to be a very sharp pain right between my shoulders and up a little.
I know that after having a 4 level ACDF it puts a lot of pressure on the next vertebre and it will probably need to be fused as well eventually. I feel like that is what the problem is. I have a very stressful desk job which requires me to sit at a desk for 8-10 hours a day with very little opprotunity to get up and move around. Also, in the past 3 weeks I have switched to night shift, which moved me to a different desk that sits a little higher than my other desk and I believe this contributes to the pain as well. Also in the past month is when my medication changed from percocet 10/325 and Valium to 24 ER Morphine, Percocet 10/325 for breakthrough and Baclophen for Muscle spasms.
I was wondering if anyone else has had this upper back pain start so soon after a ACDF and if so what did you do. Any info will be greatly appreciated.