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3 weeks after op and put severe strain on neck???

hi everyone

i am 3 weeks out of cervical fusion on c3-c4. tonight my wife tripped and just out of inatinct i put my arm out to try and stop here she fell against my arm and bent it back putting a while heap of pressure on surgery site. i am now in a lot of pain (more so.than just post op) should i ve concerned ive dislodged something?

any advice wpuld be great

thanks in advance 



  • hi jacmac14

    welcome to spine-health

    there are no medical professional on this site and it is against forum rules for members to give medical advice.

    if you are concerned about this pain, i would advise you contact your surgical team as soon as possible and report exactly what happened.  if you are unable to contact immediately the only thing i could suggest is ice to reduce any swelling and help increase the blood flow for healing.

    unfortunately automatic instincts do catch us out at times and you are probably worried as well, so tensing muscles may add to the pain.  try to rest and relax as much as possible but stay mobile until you can contact your team.

    i have added two links below to help new members with information and these also contain the forum rules.  there is lots of material to research that will give you the power of knowledge.

    welcome to spine health




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