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I recently had ACDF C6&C7. I am 4 months post op. I have had 1 X-Ray done and another MRI performed on my Thoracic area because I am still having problems.

When I roll my head it sounds like cornflakes being crushed by a glass on the counter top. Even after Therapy my muscles are still cramping (bad at times). My neck burns like fire at times in the back. I can't do things like read a book, look up for very long, stand in the kitchen to cook for very long, etc.

It is painful to lie down at night. I can't take aleve or any type of NSAID because I am on Nexium for acid reflux.

I have weakness still in my right arm. When I look to the left and up I feel a nerve being hit in my left shoulder and arm. During therapy when I got to the arm bike that repetitive motion really irritated me right between my shoulder blades.

My thoracic MRI showed no problems, however a final Xray has not been done.

I have been released to go back to work with no restrictions. I am really concerned at this point that I may do more damage or that something is still wrong.


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    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • Did I post this in the wrong place? I am looking for others experiences / opinions that have been through this. I do heavy lifting ie 80lbs or more all day. I am scared at this point I am going to cause damage.
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