I am 6 weeks post op ACDF C5 C6 after a severe spinal cord compression. I was doing pretty good . We had to put physical therapy on hold because it caused me more pain than prior to surgery. The NS said it was severe muscle spasms and wanted me to rest and take muscle relaxers for another 4 weeks.
I started having severe pain around my my entire rib cage. It hurt to walk,cough and take deep breaths. My whole insides hurt. If I hit a bump while driving,the pain was horrible.
By Thursday I could hardly walk so i went to my PCP. She thought I had a blood clot but all of that was ruled out.She gave me more muscle relaxers and vicodin. As long as i take it the pain is tolerable. I can now walk without intense pain.
Has anyone ever had muscle spasms they can spread from your neck and shoulders all the way down into your ribs? When do these spasms end?