I am 45 yrs old and 6 weeks out from posterior C6 C7 fusion, laminectomy, bilateral foraminotomy. The pain is much better and I'm taking Tylenol now and occasionally norco when it is bad. I am taking flexeril when I get muscle spasms. They feel like they start as spasms, turn in to charlie horses, then into a burning sensation. I also use a compounded cream, use my tens unit, my external bone stimulator 4 hrs a day and all this while wearing a SOMI brace. What else can I do? How long will this go on? I go back to work in 2 weeks! I'm not over doing it. (I had anterior fusion last year that didn't fuse and had muscle spasms then also) I'm feeling very frustrated! Husband doesn't understand and thinks I should be back to my old self even though doctor explained that it was extensive surgery. Please help me understand this.