Hi there everyone,
I am now 10 months post acdf c6/c7 with internal fixation. Everything has been fine and I have really had no issues until now except a stiff neck on occasion.
Then 3 days I ago I woke up in the morning with a painful stiff neck at the base of my neck. Nothing as painful and severe as when I originally herniated it and there is no radiculopathy extending to my fingers this time.
Does this sound like a flare up? If anyone who's had a cervical flare up after acdf could post and tell me what they're like I would appreciate it. Just want to make sure I have not reherniated.
Hugs and I hope you are all well.
Missy, 1 level ACDF C6/C7 Monday July 16th 2012.