I had an ACDF at C5/C6 a year ago. One of my biggest complaints is the pain in the spine muscle from cervicle to thoracic spine. Sometimes the pain goes into the lower back, but that's not as bad. I was told that it should calm down once the other muscles get stronger on that same side I have pain (left side only). There's weakness on my left arm and I've not been able to regain strength. This pain was there before surgery, but went away for a while and keeps coming back. I also read that this could be due to issue with spinal alignment. Does anyone have the same issues? I'm pretty sure it's muscular because I don't have problems sleeping at night when I lay down. Any comments would be helpful. 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