I am 45 yrs old and 6 weeks out from posterior C6 C7 fusion, laminectomy, bilateral foraminotomy. The pain is much better and I'm taking Tylenol now and occasionally norco when it is bad. I am taking flexeril when I get muscle spasms. They feel like they start as spasms, turn in to charlie horses, then into a burning sensation. I also use a compounded cream, use my tens unit, my external bone stimulator 4 hrs a day and all this while wearing a SOMI brace. What else can I do? How long will this go on? I go back to work in 2 weeks! I'm not over doing it. (I had anterior fusion last year that didn't fuse and had muscle spasms then also) I'm feeling very frustrated! Husband doesn't understand and thinks I should be back to my old self even though doctor explained that it was extensive surgery. Please help me understand this.
C6 C7 ACDF May 10, 2012
Nasty fall May 22, 2012 (causing shoulder probs)
Shoulder arthritis - both - due to surg and fall
C6 C7 fusion FAILURE, bone spur, scar tissue June 2013....waiting on 2nd surgery!
And I'm only 45!!!!!!!!