back in march 2015 i had acdf surgery done in my neck. he put two plates in and then some screws. located like where an adams apple would be if i had one. not sure if its but i think he said to correct c5,6 and 7. anyhow i had it done on a friday and went to work on monday morning fighting and refusing to use meds or let the pain win. made the right decision for me. only went to physical therapy 6 times. i see no need to go crawl on someones floor for twenty minutes on all fours at 49 years old then ride a exercise bike for ten minutes .. not sure how those  thought that would help my neck....it surely did not. i need your advice guys. i am struggling with three issues. i instantly had and still have neck fat/weight/swelling....as you can tell i am not sure what to think of that. i know have two or three chins if i bend my neck straight down to my chest. gross. please anyone do you know of any way to lose that extra weight in my neck? am hoping its just muscle tone that can be corrected to some degree. just don't know any neck strengthening exercises. my second problem is i can feel the rain coming a day before it does and it makes me ache all over. just want to go to bed but i don't. thinking of moving to arizona where its a drought:). anyone else have that problem and if so what do you do about it? and last but not least when i swallow it still feels a little rough in there does it ever get all the way better? its came a long way but still fear that i will choke on my food because it feels like the passage is partially blocked by scar tissue or something.welcome to spine-health
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