Originally Posted by JavaJan
Welcome to NeuroTalk! I'm new also, and still learning my way around. Hope you are healing well and will have much less pain soon. I had a spinal fusion 12 years ago with kind of mixed results, but wasn't able to return to work and still deal with daily pain. I'm hoping to get a spinal cord stimulator soon, though, and maybe that will block the pain to some degree.
Anyway...glad you are here and hope you're having a good day today!
Im new here too. 3 months post op on ACDF C-5,6,7. I had the shoulder blade pain too, which I joked to everyone that it felt like I had been shot. I does hurt tho, but that part of my pain has subsided a lot. For the most part I am glad I had the surgery, but on days like this after I have done something simple like clean the house I wonder if I will ever get better. I mostly have residual nerve pain in my arms, and muscle spasms in my shoulders and neck. I have most of my ROM, and have not done PT. I still have high hopes, and have to keep telling myself that it all takes time. hope you are feeling better soon!