After months of visiting this site, I have finally decided to take the leap and join in with discussions. There is such a wealth of information here, and it has been invaluable in helping me to understand (and come to terms with) my particular situation. Thanks to everyone who contributes!
I am five days post surgery - a hemi (or partial) laminectomy for bone spurs that were literally pressing on my sciatic nerve. So far, my recovery has been great - I was walking a few hours after surgery, went home the same day, managing incision pain, etc.
However, this morning I woke up with incredible neck pain; the kind that feels like you slept funny, but much more intense. Been taking Zanaflex as directed, Norco,etc., but no real relief. I guess my question is: is this neck pain a symptom of my surgery? My surgery was lumbar, but is it possible to have pain in my neck after surgery? Very puzzling.