Had ACDF surgery on C5-7 yesterday. Have horrible pain in my shoulders, back, and back of neck. The PM clinic I was going to has shut down and I have nothing but Percocet 5/325.
Is it ok to use a heating pad on my neck, back, and shoulders? I am ready to pull my hair out at this point.
The only instructions my doc gave me was to not drive for a week and to take the dressing off in 2 days. He used a titainium mesh cage on me and I have no collar.