I'm now 5 months post-op and have been on a home program for physical therapy. Lots of up and downs since I started PT about a month and a half ago.
One of the weakest muscles in my back is in the shoulder blade area. It seems as if I can't help but injure it and the worst part is I'm not sure what I did to cause so much pain! :''( My physical therapist says that I might have pulled the muscle under the shoulder blade. She is going to examine me on Wednesday but said that the muscles take months before they are back to full function. On top of having to recover from ACDF, I've now developed symptoms from my 2 herniated discs in my lumbar. ~X(
Anyone out there with a similar story or would be interested to share your experience with PT and how long it took before the muscular pain dissipated and normal function was restored. Thanks!
2011 ACDF C5-6 for Spondylosis with Myleopathy
2012 L4-5 herniated disc and hernated disc at C4/5 2013 Taking Amitriptyline for headaches