It has been a while since I’ve been here. I just had my one year post op for fusion of 3-4 and 4-5 (5-6 done in 2016). My x-rays looked good, as I expected (I tend to heal well), but since the first fusion, and more so since the second, I get periodic spasms, sometimes in the front throat area, sometimes the side and/or back of my neck, and up into my lower head. It is more apt to happen when I yawn while looking down, but also happens during stretching after exercise class, or when doing some of my physical therapist prescribed stretches. Sheesh.
Anyone else ever have this? I mentioned it to the NS at my post op, and he suggested trying an anti-inflammatory (otc) and is sending me back to PT, and to see him again next month. I have continued the PT exercises fairly regularly (not daily, I admit, but certainly often enough) and have had this all along. Wondering what the odds we will find a solution. I can live with it (I have thus far, after all!) but prefer to get rid of it.