I am 47 . 12 years ago was in a major motor vehicle accident that caused multiple lifelong injuiries . I have suffered from cervical disc disease since . I tried every conservative treatment multiple
times . Was a frequent at my clinic and hosp with migraines stemming from neck pain. I have severe stenosis and several bulging discs . On 6/8 I was hospitalized with left sided weakness that I already struggled with but had gotten considerably
worse quickly with a migraine. Neuro surgeon decided to do surgery to remove the C5 disc that was compressed on my spinal cord . I am now 9 days post op and was wondering how typical it is to be still very miserable . No position is comfortable. I am doing my walking as per instructions. I use a cane d/t the weakness extends to my left leg which is made worse by neuropathy. There is a burning pain I cannot get relieved in my right shoulder . My incision is great and causes no discomfort . I am just really stiff and sore and feeling the burning pain in my shoulders. My left arm pain is improved and they said it may take up to 6 months to regain strength. I would like to know how others were feeling this far post op. I am pretty good with pain as I live with it daily ..so am surprised this is making me so miserable still. Thanks for reading and any input !