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Pain on my Chest

I had a c5 and c6 hernation surgery 2 months ago. It wasn't a fusion but it was something like cages alone without plates and now I am having a pain in my chest. I mean ıit is not a great pain but once i flex my chest i can feel it. It is annoying and It makes me nervous. It is not very close to the point that i have had my surgery. Almost all of my syptoms are gone (tinglings, numbness) after 6 week from surgery and I don't have any pain on my back shoulders or arms at all but this thing has started 3 days ago and it is not like a nerve pain, it feels more like orthopedic. Does any have any idea about it? Thank you


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

    First, when I see "pain" and "chest" in the same sentence, I think get a medical opinion now - not later.

    After doing that, it is not uncommon for pains to come and go during recovery.  This can be from many reasons including, but not limited to, nerves healing, swelling...

    And I always recommend that if you have serious concerns about symptoms during recovery that you should call your surgeon's office.


    Read my story at Bruce - My Story
    ACDF C4-C5-C6-C7, and getting better every day
    It has been a process of healing, learning, exercising, and resting - and figuring out when to do which.

  • Thank you Bruce. I will go see my doc soon but you know at the very early stages after surgery i had lots of symptoms but they are all gone now and now this thing in my chest is now like pain but actually it is like stiffness. I hope i will have good news.
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