I had ACDF surgery on 10/6/08 (five days ago). I am experiencing searing pain in my upper back/lower neck and am worried that I am not healing properly? I didn't have this pain until yesterday when I ran out of applesauce (use to crush pills into) and missed pain meds for while. Now even with my pain meds it is still pretty bad.
I can deal with the pain but am worried about if this burning feeling in my back is "normal" for this surgery. My fusion was at C7/T1.
Other than difficulty swallowing and the anxiety that goes along with that, I am recovering well. My severe arm pain was gone when I woke up from surgery. Still have numbness and tingling that Dr. says could last for many months but should improve.
Please any input would be great.