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Chest Pain after C4-C7 ASDF

JenD40JJenD40 Posts: 2
edited 06/24/2015 - 3:57 PM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Good Morning. I am a 45 yo female with rheumatoid arthritis who has undergone a C4-C7 ASDF with donor bone graft. Has anyone experienced intense chest/thoracic pain, radiating to right upper back and shoulder, following this procedure? My surgery was on 6/11/2015 (yesterday). I called my neurosurgeon and he seems to think it's posotional. He wants me to go in this morning if my symptoms have not improved. I prefer to remain at home rather than ride in a car today! I will comply, but I am not very happy with this, as my surgery pain is manageable and my symptoms are already improved.

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  • It's like a charley horse in my esophagus. I really think it is my esophagus truthfully. I have noticed it comes after swallowing liquids,lasts about 5 seconds then is gone.My surgery was June 9 so I am a little ahead of you. Let me know what NS says.

  • I have in fact had both the paan down the middle of my back and the lump in my throat. It gets better every day.
  • We're headed to the hospital per orders. There is no rhyme or reason to this pain. It's not related to eating, drinking or movement. I'm hoping they can give me something to calm it down and send me home.
    It could most certainly originate in the esophagus and radiate backwards...is definitely something to consider.
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