I would like to ask this question which I have asked on the forum many times but never really get any answers for. I had a two level fusion about three years ago. Overall the surgery went well and my arm nerve pain was relieved. Now after the first year I have terrible pain across my upper back everyday. It feels like horrible achy muscles. Like I did a hundred push ups or something strenuous. I ache from shoulder to shoulder and from neck down to about one third of my upper back. I have tried pain meds, muscle relaxers, tens unit, otc meds and I never get any lasting pain relief. This terrible achiness just stops me from doing to many things everyday.
I would really like to hear from others who have had an acdf if possible. I have many other issues that are spine and non spine related but would like to eliminate this one problem if I could