I went through a ACDF for C5/C6 last April and just had an episode where I turned myself sideways to try to get my window unstuck and have been in agony since. I went to the ER and was sent home with Valium, being told it was muscle spasms. I had such pain in my neck and shoulder that I couldn't stand it. The pain was worse than anything I have ever felt. My pain after my surgery wasn't as bad as what I have been experiencing. I went to an ortho and was told that I have shoulder bursitis and he gave me an injection with no relief. I spoke to my Neurosurgeons office and they sent me for an MRI. I just got a call from them that I need to come in this week because I have a new herniation at C4, which is above my fusion. I was just finally getting my life back to normal since my last surgery and then this happens. I have been in so much pain and don't have full strength in my right arm. I am so scared that I am going to need another surgery.
Has anyone had any problems with herniated another disc after having a cervical fusion? I am so scared and not sure that I can handle going through this again!