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post op question and work

bettencourt61bbettencourt61 Posts: 10
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:56 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery

My name is Ellen. I am recovering from a cervical discecetomy fusion on C4 and C5. The first week of recovery was very difficult. I had quite a bit of pain at the surgical site but was relieved of the numbness and pain in my Arm right away.the concerns I have are more about returning to work and therapy. I have not been told by my surgeon yet weather I will be having therapy. I work 40 hours a week as an aid in the radiology department. I do lift patients and push stretchers some of the patients being more than 200 pounds. I have to say I am scared to return I am going to see the doctor this week for my 4 week visit. At the two week visit I was told that I still had some weakness in my arm and was given some excercises to doI still get neck and shoulder pain is this normal. I have three questions

1 will therapy be painfull

2 is pain after 4 weeks normal

3 is heavy lifting ok after 8 weeks
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