It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Spinal Cord Disorders Message Board

  • 10 weeks post 2 level ACDF flare up??

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 10-06-2014, 08:37 AM   #1
    eddyb16
    Newbie
    (male)
     
    Join Date: Oct 2014
    Posts: 2
    eddyb16 HB User
    10 weeks post 2 level ACDF flare up??

    Hello,

    I have been reading the posts on this board since my surgery. Many have been very helpful and valuable. Thank you.

    I am 10 weeks post 2 level ACDF C5-6-7. My surgeon instructed me to wear a hard brace for 4 weeks and a soft collar for 4 weeks there after. I am off the brace except for when I sleep. I am afraid to "sleep wrong" on it.

    Yesterday I took my kids to a birthday party and was doing "normal movements" as far as socializing and turning my head normally when I needed to, etc. When I came home, I took a short nap with out the brace for the first time. Shorty after I awoke , I felt sort of a flare up in my shoulder blade and neck area similar to the flare ups before surgery. The similar stiffness , pain , and restriction. I still have many of my pre surgery radiculopathy symptoms but this is different. Does this sound common to any of you? It probably is common but would like to hear any feedback..

    thanks
    Eddy

    Last edited by eddyb16; 10-06-2014 at 01:27 PM.

     
    Sponsors Lightbulb
       
    Old 10-07-2014, 10:07 PM   #2
    teteri66
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Nov 2010
    Location: USA
    Posts: 9,149
    teteri66 HB Userteteri66 HB Userteteri66 HB Userteteri66 HB Userteteri66 HB Userteteri66 HB Userteteri66 HB Userteteri66 HB Userteteri66 HB Userteteri66 HB Userteteri66 HB User
    Re: 10 weeks post 2 level ACDF flare up??

    Welcome to the board. I am glad you found us.

    I wouldn't worry about the symptoms you mention. It is very easy to overdo things, especially when you first stop wearing the brace. You are very early in your recovery. You will find that progress is in baby steps, and they do not always move forward!

     
    The Following User Says Thank You to teteri66 For This Useful Post:
    eddyb16 (10-08-2014)
    Old 10-08-2014, 05:53 AM   #3
    eddyb16
    Newbie
    (male)
     
    Join Date: Oct 2014
    Posts: 2
    eddyb16 HB User
    Re: 10 weeks post 2 level ACDF flare up??

    Thank you for the response. I agree I probably over did it a bit. Although I had read warnings from others about overdoing it many times ,I didn't think I was over doing it. I guess I was wrong. I had been weaning off the brace for weeks and had not worn it during the day for 10 days prior. Being in your home vs. public places are totally different scenarios. Thanks again ! I hope this subsides soon!

     
    Closed Thread

    Tags
    acdf, fusion, neck surgery



    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off




    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:45 PM.





    2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!