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Current Intense pain, base of neck & all pre-op symptoms @ 8wks post ACDF. Had stenosis @ C5-7 of 5 mm's. Dr.'s say 4-6 mos. for relief? Help needed

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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In brief: Neck pain

Very common to have muscular pain across the shoulders and into the mid back and shoulder blades after an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF).
Physical therapy, ultrasound, massage, and neck exercises can speed recovery. If symptoms persist after therapy then attention to the level above at C4/5 may be the source of persistent pain.

In brief: Neck pain

Very common to have muscular pain across the shoulders and into the mid back and shoulder blades after an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF).
Physical therapy, ultrasound, massage, and neck exercises can speed recovery. If symptoms persist after therapy then attention to the level above at C4/5 may be the source of persistent pain.
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