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Newly fused neck..

Christielee40CChristielee40 Posts: 1
edited 07/19/2015 - 10:24 PM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hello everyone..
I just had a two level fusion done in my neck due to spinal stenosis and they also found a bruise on my spinal column..i know symptoms do not go away...my question is this...my symptoms are worse then they were before my surgery...also..my range of motion is,very limited...is this normal?

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  • Sorry that your going through this
    2 years ago I had spinal fusion from c2-t3 after 3 surgeries.
    Pain is there, neck is forever restricted(my fusion is premenant)
    I'm on a lot of pain killers but since I cannot reverse this, I do use heat packs., massage in shoulders, gets very very tight
    Staying in a swimming pool or ocean really helps.
    It really sucks, stay positive
  • It is very normal for the pain to be worse after surgery, sometimes worse than before the surgery. Healing is slow. Don't push yourself, give your body time to recover. It's like a roller coaster. You will have good and bad days. Hang in there!!
  • B0ssdadBB0ssdad Posts: 14
    edited 07/20/2015 - 11:38 AM
    Stacer said it all pretty much.i will just chime in a bit..Yes,range of motion is VERY limited early on..I felt like a robot for at least a month after the 3 months in a hard collar..It will improve,just give it time..

    And as for the pain worse after...Some symptoms got way better quickly,like the ability to walk properly..And the pain down my arm.The dexterity in my hands..Then,many new pains and things popped up and are still healing till this day,5 months post op..I am just now able to tell that it is indeed improving..Its like moving a beach one grain of sand at a time..Gives slow a whole new meaning..
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