. I am 2 years post op of a c4-7 anterior cervical fusion. I recovered well and continued on with my life. I was a drummer in a part time band. Had to give it up because the pain would send me to the er. No more golfing. I am managing to raise my 2 year old son pretty well. I was working as an LPN in a LTC facility and liked my job.
Recently, after helping to life several heavy pt.s, I became very pain filled the next day. 9 pain in both arms with numbness,tingling and back pain too. I have seen my dr. And meds along with PT were prescribed. It's been two weeks and I can sometimes barely make it through each day pain wise.
I have been to several sessions. My progress is very slow. I can't even take care of my adls some days. I sometimes think I am permenantly disabled. My physical life has changed. I have lost so much.
X-rays were negative for hardware damage and yet so much pain and inflammation. I am doing all the right things and am still feeling so low. Workers Comp is in the works and I don't know where this is going. I have been thinking about a less demanding job as a nurse. I would appreciate any stories of people going through similar experiences.