I went to the ortho Surgeon yesterday for 3 month post op check up and he cant understand why I am still having pain as the x-rays look good as far as disk space and hardware. But then he said something that stunned me so much that I didn't even have a chance for any follow up questions, and may be the reason for my continued neck pain anytime I turn my head in any direction. He told me he changed the curvature of my neck, that it was curving the wrong way and he corrected it.
What? Has anyone heard of this, and how long was my neck in the other curved position? So maybe this is the reason for my continued pain, He is now allowing for me to get some PT and I am hoping that it will help to strengthen my neck and possible diminish this pain I have had since removing the Miami J collar 6 weeks ago.
Has anyone else had anything similar happen to their neck. My husband said the surgeon never mentioned it after the surgery. Any input would be appreciated.
4 Level ACDF
October 15th, 2013