I had this 2 level fusion done last Monday after my titanium discs from 2 years ago herniated.
I guess the posterior fusion and wiring of the spinous process is supposed to stabilize the neck, relieve the chronic pain and prevent future problems.
I'm wondering if anyone else here has had this done with the wiring and how it felt post op?
I've noticed really odd feelings at times and am unsure if it's normal. It seems like I can feel the wiring sliding against the bones when I bend my neck forward or backward even a tiny bit. Almost a feeling like the wire is rubbing against things and sliding back and forth. Is this normal and is it only felt right after surgery or will this feeling always be there?
Also, since it's only been a week, my movement is still very limited and I find that little things like trying to put my arm through a shirt sleeve can result in what feels like a tearing type of pain from the point between the neck and shoulder to the spine. Almost like a muscle pulling or something.
I'd just really like to know if these feelings are normal as each time I feel them, I cringe worrying something might be wrong or I may have somehow damaged something even tho I am being very cautious.
I'd love to hear from anyone who's had this about their experiences with it initially and if it really helped their condition long term.