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YankeeYankee Posts: 107
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:37 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
well,i had my 2 level neck fusion c-5 c-6 surgery Monday and returned home Tuesday. all the pain and numbness i had before the surgery is now gone!.I am having pain in the back of my neck and shoulder area but i think this is surgical in nature and will lesson with time. my pain level is only a 5 if that. i l00k forward o a good recovery! i will update here as i progress


  • That is terrific. Glad that nasty pain is gone and once your incision heals you will be so happy! Be careful with your recovery and follow Dr's orders so you have the best outcome.
  • When i saw your post i saw look. I thoght that was 100 thousand dollars or cost of the surgery. I figure that's what it is worth to you when the results are so good. :-C
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  • Wonderful news! May you continue to recover nicely and all the best to you. Don't overdo it!

    Take care,

  • Great Yankee!

    Get some good rest and keep us informed.

  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 11,348
    is stop using the computer. One of the quickest ways to aggrevate cervical problems is computer usage. Wait a while before you jump back on here.

    When you are further along you will have time to make more posts, but you will always need to consider just how much time you spend on a computer.
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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  • I had a nice sleep last night only awakend by the sore butt from recliner lol! today there is a marked improvement in pain level!. Although I am early in recovery lf this level of improvement continues at this pace I will be a happy man. all pain and numbness I had before surgery has not returned at all! I hope and pray others here will have simular results and return to a fullfilng and painless life!
  • hi yankee
    im so glad you are ok please dont over do it
    one day at a time.
    alot of us were sayin prayers for you and will keep doing so
    take care
    go slow
    neck,bone spurs pain started 04, back issues and fusion l4,l5 06~hardware removed.
    good few yrs. 09 pain sharp, numbness feet,legs, diagnosed fibro, neurop. legs.lung issues.
    daily goal do good thing for someone.
  • well,I made it through another night! I tell you its not easy sleeping in a recliner chair with a neck brace on your head. I find I am lucky to get 2-3 hours sleep a night. Then I remember I am just starting out and still have MONTHS left to go. I can say on the positive side the pain hasn't been near as bad as I had imagined it would be. in fact I find it to bearable. I walk each day for exercise. Lets hope the day to day improvements continue!
  • WOW! what a difference a day makes!. Last night I managed to sleep a full 8 hours without waking up even 1 time!. I got up 1 hour ago and have not yet had to take any of my "normal" pain meds.
    I know I have a long healing road ahead of me but its nice to have a morning such as this one. I think my NS has done a wonderfull job with my surgery as each day since has been better then the one before it!. I hope and pray others will be blessed with fast healing and less painful days!
  • Glad to hear that you are feeling better. Have you started doing pt yet? Maybe the pain you are feeling in the shoulder area is from the trap muscles just below the shoulder blades. I had a 2 level fusion 7-27 and I am still having some muscle spasms in the trap area. For me pt helped along with ultra sound. I also have a tens unit that I wear almost always while I am at work(ticket agent)

    Hope this info helps and hang in there it does get better.

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