Back in July of last year I had an ACDF C-5 thu C-7. After trying everything including the famous bone growth stimulator, my fusion never took which the Neuro Doc used cadaver bone. Last Monday I chose to do the Posterior approach with rods and screws with an Ortho Doc. The first 2 days were extremely difficult compared to the anterior approach. My pain levels were extremely high as well as a burning sensation. When I tried to just get out of bed those first few days, I felt like my neck was going to explode. That has gradually gotten better, but the muscle pain isn't playing vey friendly. Is this muscle pain normal? will walking help with this or is it something that just gets better with time?
Im a 48 yr old male healthy and ready to get some normal back in my life!!
Here's to a good fusion