I don't post often, but feel like I'm all over the place lately. I had a setback today and could use some advice. I had a 1 level ACDF at c5/6 on Dec 10th for a large herniation. Easy fix right? I wish. I felt great immediately after surgery, but over the last month the pain has come back and has been even worse than before surgery. I'm doing PT, but it's making the pain so much worse (no pain no gain right???). I called the surgeon today to ask for something.....anything, to help with the pain and was told they would only recommend ibuprofen or Tylenol (so far we've tried 800mg ibuprofen, lidocaine patches and voltaren gel, all didn't touch it). This makes me feel like they're thinking I'm a drug seeker, but every time my surgeon has asked if I needed my Vicodin or oxy refilled I've said no because I try to stay away from that stuff (and I still have a lot). So where do I go from here to try and get some relief? Do I talk to my PT and GP to see if they can come together to help me? I've given up on my surgeon as sad as that makes me, I don't think he was even aware of my last call. I just don't know what to do, where to go, and I'm so upset. I scared my daughter tonight from crying so much. I'm crying because I'm in so much pain and feeling like I'm not being heard. Sorry this is so long, I'm looking for advice, but also just needing to vent because everyone around me is so tired of hearing about my pain.