Not sure where I should post this, but thought this would be a good place. I'm 8 weeks out from a 1 level acdf at c5/6. First few weeks went great, but the past 3 or so have been agony. The nerve pain is back and worse and now I'm getting different pain in my neck area. I've been in contact with my surgeon, he wants me to go to PT but they haven't called yet to set up my first appointment. I'm back to taking pain meds as much as I hate to. I'm also on 800mg Ibuprofen, but it's not touching the pain. I'm calling the surgeon again today, I hate being looked at as a pill seeker, even though I don't think he will, he's been very supportive throughout my recovery. I don't even know what to ask him though, are there better nsaids? Different pain meds? It was so bad last night I resorted to taking an oxy which I have tried to stay away from since week 2. Starting to get really depressed, think I may have to go back out on leave from work even though we really need the money. Sorry this is so long, just needing a place to talk.