HI All, I am 6 days post op and I am still having alot of pain especially in the back of my neck shoulders and of course inscsion area. I am taking all my pain meds 2 to 3 Norcos in the morning for breakthru pain robaxin and tramadol, after they kick in Im a little better but I was wondering how long will it take for my pain to be tolerated or no more ??? I dont want to keep taking all these Narcotics but I have to just to be able to not cry out in pain , I have NEVER been in this much pain in my while life I am 46 yrs old woman. I am walking around my mobile home community each day as I know that helps but Im feeling helpless right now PLEASE anyone who had this surgery please tell me when you pain stopped after surgery also on my MRI he only did fusion on C /3 C/4 BUT the exact same wording is on my other levels that are just as bad does anyone ever had to have surgery again later on down the line for the other levels?? could my pain be from the surgery irritiating the other levels too!???? Thank you for all your answers please help me out here as I dont know what to look forward to.
ACDF One level C- 4 April 2014
Cervical Spondylosis \ Myelopathy
Chronic pain sufferer since 2005