Hello I have been reading many different blogs for almost a yr. And I finally signed up for one. I was injured a yr ago next month had my acdf c5/c6 in January, I felt so much better right after surgery the pain in my arm was gone. 2-3 days after I went home I reached away from my body to pick up a thin throw and had this paralyzing pain go down my neck into my back were I could not move until the intense pain had stopped. My husband stayed with me for 3 weeks straight because I could not care for myself. When I called my NS about this he told me not to lift anything at all and all I could do was walk up and down my hallway. I did get passed this point but I have had pain ever since this happened. I'm 6 months post-op and I am still not fused still on pain meds muscle relaxers and now cymbalta for nerve pain and depression. This has been the hardest thing I have ever dealt with physically. My NS is extremely difficult to speak with everytime I tell him something all he says is that's normal at this point and you have another 2 months to go before complete recovery. If there is someone out there that can help me understand what is going on at this point I would forever be grateful.
Nobody on the forum is medically qualified or permitted to give advice any responses will be based on members personal experiences only