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4weeks post op ACDF muscle spasms questions

I had level 2 fusion and bone spurs removal. I've got titanium plate&screws and 2 artificial
discs. I had compressed spinal cord and nerves. Muscle spasms are still driving me crazy. I'm curious,  when spasms start are we supposed to just relax and let it pass or do we continue to work? Like keep doing whatever we were doing when spasms start? I don't want to hurt anything or delay my healing. I see my dr in a couple of days and will ask but was just curious if anyone here knows what we're supposed to do?? Thanks!


  • Bruce EitmanBruce Eitman Akron, OH, USAPosts: 1,510

    Welcome to the Spine-Health forums.

    Well that is an interesting question, one that I have never really thought about.

    For me, I manage the spasm with muscle relaxers, stretching, and heat/ice.  Luckily, they occur very infrequently for me now, 18 months post op.

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    It has been a process of healing, learning, exercising, and resting - and figuring out when to do which.

  • Hi Bruce, thanks for your reply and advice. I saw my neuro's PA this morning. He changed my muscle relaxer to Baclofen, for a couple of weeks. If I don't see any improvement I'll start a strong prednisone pack. He said at this point we don't know yet if I have any nerve damage. But he said I could just chill out and relax when spasms start. So that's what I'll try. Glad to hear you've had a good recovery and are doing well!
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