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Neck pain after C2 to T3 operation

WonderboytwiceWWonderboytwice Posts: 149
edited 02/01/2016 - 2:16 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
I had my lengthy operation in December 2013 and have suffered with severe neck muscle pain ever since. Lifting my chin to shave is quite painful as is turning my head to right or left. Lowering my chin also puts immense strain on back of neck. I gently exercise every day at least twice by turning head.
Would physio help as my Neurosurgeon is not keen on me partaking.
I have had 5 in number spinal operations.

L4/5 S1 in 2008.
ACDF 3/4/5 in 2010.
Posterior CDF 5/6/7 in 2011 which 3 days later had to be redone as screws etc became loose.
Posterior C2 to T3 in 2013, This op took some 7 hrs.



  • Have you been to a physiatrist? That was my first thought anyways. You've had a major, major fusion, and I would expect your range of motion to be pretty poor. I went to a physiatrist, who sent me to another PT (upon my request, since my first one went kind of poorly), and has helped tremendously more than the first course.
    Best wishes.

    ACDF w/Corpectomy C3-6 12/8/14 ; Laminectomy C3-6  5/19/2016

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