I am at 5 weeks post acdf c6/c7 today. All was going well until I woke up Saturday morning. I think I kinked my neck sleeping on it wrong.
The pain is coming from the back of my neck. No radiculopathy. And no I dont wear a collar to bed. I was able to go off narcos last week but now the pain is so bad that I have to once again take dilaudid just to dull this new pain.
I'm starting to worry that I have done more than aggravating my neck. I do have a plate and screws so hopefully that would keep my neck stable?
How do you know if its just a flare up or if its something more serious? Any advice is welcomed. I did put a call into my neuro but hes on holiday until Sept 10th.
Missy, 1 level ACDF C6/C7 Monday July 16th 2012.