I am 8 weeks removed from c6 c7 ACDF surgery, I was starting to show real progress last week, I was down to 2-3 5mg pain pills per day and the pain was starting really subside. Then, 4 days ago, I wake up in the morning and went to get out of bed and heard a loud crack in my neck, now in the last 4 days my pain has significantly increased as if I just got back from the original surgery. The pain pills have not offered much relief, it is a constant pain now. In fact, I upped my pain meds to 2-3 every 4 hours and still very uncomfortable. I have my next appt. 4/7.
Should I be concerned? I am starting to get worried, have a gut filling something not right.
I was a smoker, I quit as of 2 days ago.