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Spinal Cord Disorders board

I just had ACDF surgery ten days ago to fuse my C5-C6 due to a degenerating disc that was putting pressure on my spinal cord (impingement). The disc was also compressing nerves. A nerve test was also done prior to the surgery and it was confirmed that nerve problems stemmed from the C5-C6 area. I am wearing a Phila******a collar for at least six weeks and had to rent a hospital bed in order to have any hope of sleeping.

I am still having problems with muscle spasms. Pretty much everything twitches on its own. This leaves me feeling tense and weak all of the time. I'm on lorcet and valium, but nothing is helping. I've already spoken with my doctor; he doesn't seem too concerned about the symptoms and said perhaps the nerves are just healing. I have my first follow-up appointment in about four weeks. I honestly don't know if I can make it that long. I'm 28 years old and my doctor told me I have the neck of a 70 year old man. Any advice out there?