I had artificial disc replacement surgery on 11/18/2014 (about 9 weeks out), but experienced daily headaches. The pain started on the left side of the neck (I had C6/7 herniated on left side) around the base of the skull) and spread upward to the top of the head down to the eye socket. It feels like migraine but with less intensity. I also have shoulder and arm-length soreness on the right.
I went back to the doctor at 8-week and explained the symptoms. He said the headache has nothing to do with the neck and thought it was muscle tension. He prescribed some mild muscle relaxer which didn't seem to help.
My question is whether the above symptoms are "normal" as part of the recovery, or do I have some other "issues" to worry about post surgery. Any insight or advise is greatly appreciated.