Back again. Didn't think I would be. Just have a couple of questions. First a bit of history. 2007 I had ACDF of C6-C7' I thought everything was great. Symptoms resolved. Felt great. Fast forward to Nov 2010, started some working out. I had a min invasive lumbar surgery earlier in year. Thats another story. I started developing neck pain. As a nurse I felt there was something differnt. Long story short, jumped thru hoops with injections, MRI. Finally ordered Bone Scan showed there was no fusion.
Well July 26th, a differnt Doc did a posterior fusion with hardware, Rods and screws. All I can say is here I am 2 weeks, almost 3 and wow. It still really hurts. I am active, trying to comply with the BLT. Do pretty good during day but by night I am in tears.
How long is this going to go on. Doc did say this was going to be painful. Taking Percocet and Valium for pain. It seems to work. I take it mostly one time daily at night.
Am I doing to much to early and should I take my meds more reg at this time. It hurts to look down on pc and to bend to pick something up. I don't have a hard collar just a soft one for comfort.....Can anyone give me any info on how they did................
2007 ACDF C6 - C7
2010 Aspen Cage L4,L5 for Grade 2 Spondo and spinal stenosis
2011 Non-Union C6-C7, Revision Posterior fusion with hardware.
2012 Failed fusion of L4, L5. Revision L4, L5 Fusion with hardware.