This is my first post here. Two and a half years ago i had anterior fusion with instrumentation on C4-5, I believe. i really should know this but i don't. I recovered from that fairly easily with some limited range of motion.
Six weeks ago I had another cervical surgery, this time posterior with fusion and instrumentation on C4-C6.
I still have a lot of pain that seems to be muscular. I am better after getting up than i am after doing some work or later in the day. Does anyone seem to think this is normal? The surgeon says he moved a lot of strong neck muscles to get to where he had and it will take time. Sitting at the computer right now is bothering me and i have to go back to work in two weeks, sitting at the computer.
I am also concerned about my range of motion backwards. Right now i have to arch my back, sticking my stomach out to finish a drink. Will this return to normal or at least normal?