I had surgery on Feb 28 of 20 13..went to my orthopedic dr a month ago, I was having a little discomfort in my neck, arm, numbness, the surgery I had was acdf....C_3 c6 c _ 7 . surgery went great! All was heal, no pain. So when I went back he did a xray of my neck plate and screws all looked great. So we did a mri
That came back showing a bulging disc, and extremely bad arthritis in my neck! At the time I was in no pain at all, he suggested to have a epidural for my arthritis. I have not done that yet due to work. That was two weeks ago. Now I'm in horrible pain. Can't turn my neck, have to keep looking forward. When I sleep I use a towel and wad it up, it worked before my surgery but not much luck with it now! When I had my last surgery I was never in this much pain! My question is why am I in so much pain now ?. He said we would discuss surgery about my bulging disc later. I'm ready to have it today if I could. Made another appointment to see him......but can't get in till 31st of this month! I'm not even sure if I can wait that long. I work as a dietary aid at a hospital. For the first 3 hrs I run trays to rooms....their not heavy. The next 4 hrs I'm on the phone with patients taking their orders for lunch. What am I hurting so bad now!? I'm taking Oxycodone 20 mg it barely takes the pain away! Please help me as to what has happened. Thank you all! ANY ADVISE IS WELCOME! GOOD OR BAD!