Has anyone been able to sleep comfortably or pain free after neck surgery? I had C6-C7 fused with a titanium plate and screws back on October 15th. I had no neck pain before the surgery, it was done due to some arm pain and an MRI which found the disc severely pressing on my spinal cord almost severing it. After the surgery I had minimal pain and a collar for weeks. After the collar I had pain when I moved and slept for about a week but it went away. Recently the pain has come back when I sleep. My neck hurts, my shoulders and upper back. I tried no pillow, I tried an inclined pillow and just my regular pillow but every night I have pain and wake up in pain. During the day I'm fine. Anyone else have this problem and found a way to fix it or deal with it? I'm 33 and really don't want this for the rest of my life especially since I had no neck pain before the surgery!
C-6 C-7 Cervical Spinal Fusion October 15, 2012