New to board- 4 level Cervical Laminectomy
I suffered from neck stiffness, shoulder muscle tightness and headaches for two years. Went to Chiropractors and PT to relieve. Come April of this year I started getting really intense headaches that wouldn't go away. Had an MRI in July that showed severe spinal stenosis, spinal fluid calcification and color change.
I had a 4 level Cervical Laminectomy surgery on Sept 17th. (C-4 thur C7)
I went for my first PT visit on Oct 19th, the PT started massaging my neck area and a pin hole in my incision started draining heavily. The release of the fluid did relieve alot of pressure in my neck area. However it freaked the PT out and I had to go over to my Dr. after the appt to have the fluid tested. I had to stay bandaged and wear the cervical collar for another week before trying PT again. I started with the PT again Oct 26th,
Been going to PT since Oct 26th, which has helped with muscle spasms, healing nerves that were damaged and breaking up scar tissue around the incision. PT has been painful, but I have improved alot since I started. I have different excercises I do at home to help relax my shoulder muscles, strenghten my neck muscles and stimulate the nerves.
I keep getting this heavy stabbing pain in the middle of my shoulder blades though. Some days my shoulder blade muscles will tighten up and swell that my shoulder muscle becomes numb. Has anyone else experienced this? I still get sharp pains if I try to lift anything heavier than a gallon of milk.