6 days post op ACDF C567

Hi all!!

I am 6 days post-op ACDF (c567).  I am having some mild pain in my shoulder and arm.  Is this normal?  Can others please share experience?



  • KGeorgeKKGeorge New YorkPosts: 39
    I just had my acdf C5-6-7  on June 28th,  I did have some mild pain in my shoulder and arm.  It did cease after a few days.  I did take my pain med and muscle relaxer.  I am feeling pretty good.  I still wear my collar but take it off when I sleep and eat.  
  • mlavellemlavelle Teaneck NjPosts: 40
    Thank you so much.  I am thinking it will pass.  This is such a scary time.  But we are both hanging in day by day. So looking forward to getting back to normal but also feel like I forgot what normal is.
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  • Bruce EitmanBruce Eitman Akron, OH, USAPosts: 1,340
    I have had a coupe of ACDF surgeries.  The recovery can be a bit of a rollercoaster of good days and bad, so buckle up - but it is all better than pre-surgery.

    If you have something that really concerns you, don't hesitate to contact your surgeon's office, that is what they are there for.  Some of us find that using their patient portals can be a handy way to ask questions.
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