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Achy, flu-like symptoms after spinal fusion c5/c6

HlanxtonHHlanxton Posts: 1
edited 05/17/2015 - 3:08 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hi all!
I am three and a half weeks out from spinal fusion/microdiscectomy and still in lots of pain. Surgery on c5/c6. The most concerning pain is that I feel very achy, almost flu-like. No fever at all (I keep checking it) and my incision looks great. My hands, arms, legs and feet ache most of the time. Still having lots of neck pain as well. I am 43 years old and in fairly good health before surgery. Anyone else experience this kind of achy feeling? Thanks in advance!
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  • Doug HellDoug Hell Posts: 332
    edited 05/18/2015 - 2:48 AM
    Over a year later, I still experience the achy feelings... It's hard to explain in words, but it makes me wanna vomit. Not that nauseating kind of vomit, but like I said, it is hard to put into words.... Stick it out and manage it. There are many options outside of narcotics such as heat/ice, tens machine, etc....

    Sending healing vibes your way.

    DH
    Realize that FEAR is our worst enemy. Get up & get out in that stormy weather of the real world & kick fear in the teeth. Stare at it dead in the eyes & walk right through it into the storm; because once you're wet, you won’t fear the rain anymore
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