I'm just approaching my one year mark from my ACDF, c4-5, c5-6, c6-7, and I'm still in a lot of pain. My muscles are so tense I don't know what to do anymore aside from taking muscle relaxers 24/7. I've got a lot of crunching noises and I feel my range of motion has lessen due to sharp shooting pains.
I saw my neurosurgeon and he's sending me for another MRI and Xray.. by the looks of it he thinks my pain is coming from my joint facets and had prescribed another EMG and joint facet injections. The funny thing is, is that he hasn't even seen my new MRI or xrays??
Does life get better after this type of surgery because I'm surely not seeing the light at the end of this tunnel.