Hello, all. I will be undergoing my 3rd neck surgery on Thursday 8/14/14. Neuro Surgeon will be going in through the back of the neck this time to repair the prior fusion that did not take.
My 1st surgery was 12/2012 where C4-C5 was fused.
2nd surgery 6/2013 C6-C7 fused.
I have been in constant pain since June 2013 with terrible headaches that will last for days. went through pain management, PT you name it I've done it.
Doctor has planned C4-C7 fusion with vertebrae removal and decompression. I would like to hear from some of you that have had this type of surgery and any recommendations for the recovery period. I am scared to death about the recovery part. My neuro has told me going through the back of the neck is worse than the front due to the cutting of the muscles.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.