I am 6 wks post op and I am suppose to be healed. I had some complications during a posterior cervical foraminotomy making the incision 4" instead of 2 or less. NS said recovery time increased to 6wks instead of 4 wks or less. The problem is that I am still in pain. My muscles have a painful pulling sensation across my back. I still am very tired at the end of most days and the pain increases in the evening. I am getting better definitely but I go back to work in 3wks and can't be in this condition. I work providing therapy for children. I carry and roll equipment into a building several times a day.
I have 75% improvment from my original condition with only a little pain in my elbow. I have been walking 2 miles a day slowly. Maybe I need to go to PT to stretch my neck muscles? I am trying to get back to my previous activity level. Back to NS today.I will ask him what he thinks. Thanks for your support. It means alot to me.
Severe DDD. Klippel Feil Deformity. Cervical Foraminatomy that turned into Lamy. I have tried so many treatments, therapy's and medications.