I had my 2 level ACDF on C 4-6 about 5 weeks ago. 9-3
I think in a few of my posts as I have been going through the recovery process that i have mentioned that i had Maostly left sided buring pain and arm weakness before the surgery.
I only had intermittent pain on the right side of my neck and it never felt like it does now! I also had buring that I would feel under the scapular area really close to the spine around the base of the scapula and nearer to the spine.
After the surgery the burning in the left side of my neck went away, the left sided arm weakness went away and has not returned. The scapular and mid spine burning area had gone away temporarily and hs since returned to the way it was before surgery. The left side feels really great now, but the right side is totally questionable
Now the right side of my neck has really been getting more and more pain ful as the days pass. And the type and way it hurts is changing. feeling worse
The right side now burns and sort of goes down into the clavicle area. It also makes the top of my shoulder hurt. Thus far I have not felt and arm weakness or and radiating pain past the point of my shoulder.
I do from time to time get pain on the posterior side about the level of where my hard aspen collar is that is some what of a burning type of pain. It is on both sides and comes and goes.
Now I admit to overdoing it with the walking a few times, but I have revised the walking into smaller increments and have not done a 3 mile total for a day in two days I thnk.
This morninfg when I woke up my right side of my neck was on fire and the top of the shoulder and clavicle were all having burning types of feelings.
right now the whole right side is aggrivated and really hurting! My Aspen collar at this point is pretty uncomfortable and I ws told I could take it off 3 times a day while sitting very still for 3-5 min only.
Anyway that is it for now because this typing is actually making thngs worse.
Time for some medication and a fruit smoothie with ice cream on the top to make me feel all better!!!lol
I will see the orhto on the 14th next week.
What kinds of things should I ask???? What do you all have to say about this pain.
It has been noted in my discogram that there was also pain coming fro C 3-4 and C 5-7, but not enought owarant surgery. oBoth levels have annular tearring and bulges that are not as severe as the levels that were fused.
I am very concerned that something is going on in there. Please help