I am a 63 yr. old femaile with DDD. 4th surgery was a cervical fusion (C3-C7) just 6 weeks ago. In Aspen collar, soft collar at night and bone growth stimulator for 4 months. I really did not have any neck pain after surgery, just LOTS of problems swallowing. Swallowing is slowly improving. Front of neck is still numb.
My concern is that now I am having neck pain after NOT having any pain for about a month. Why now??? I wondered if it was because the nerves were healing. Just seems odd to have pain at this time after being so lucky to be pain free for weeks. Anyone else have this? Do you know why?