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... on. I really feel the need to pull and stretch the neck and shoulder area, because of the pressure I feel. From what I've been reading it's too early to do any exercises for these areas in order not to mess up the fusion, etc. ... (2 replies)
... What sorts of muscle spasm exercises have worked best? ... (0 replies)
... Suzy: A few things are probably contributing to the muscle pain and spasms. First, as you mentioned, if you had a significant jutting if one vertebrae then your muscles and nerves had, at least a little bit, become adjusted to the abnormal position. When everything was re aligned now the muscles were manipulated into a different, and now correct, positioning. Second,... (17 replies)

... ent to PT for a few weeks and it resolved. I still have some nagging pain in that shoulder at times, but nothing I can't live with. I do still do some stretching exercises to keep the joint from freezing again. ... (11 replies)
... Hey Mike - you'll quickly find that everyone's experience is a bit different. I've heard lots of horror stories, lots of success stories. I'm a 34 year old male, have done softball and bowling leagues, play some pickup ball, some weights, etc... I had ACDF C5-6 on 9/20/08. I was back in the office (office/desk job) on 9/29/08 which was probably a little too soon... then I... (8 replies)
... I was never instructed to do any neck exercises nor did I do any physical therapy. After being in the Aspen collar for 6 weeks I just had to slowly get myself back to normal muscle use. ... (1 replies)
... How soon did any of you start neck exercises and what were they? ... (1 replies)
... I started doing massage therapy about 18 months after my second ACDF, and have been doing them for a year now - I get a massage every 2 or 3 weeks. I had been on narcotic pain meds for those 18 months and wanted to stop, and felt I needed to try something to help the chronic pain I was (and still) experience. At the same time I started the massage therapy, I started doing... (12 replies)
... I would still be VERY careful and heed your body's messages. If it starts to hurt at all.....stop the activity that you are doing. I think it's pretty early for too much activity. My doctor made me wait for 4-6 months for major activity like tennis, upper body exercises, etc. (2 replies)
... Following in Ember's footsteps, I wanted to post an update on where I am a year later. ... (0 replies)
... Well, had my first follow up with the Doctor this morning, 5 weeks post ACDF at C4/5 and C5/6, donor bone, Atlantis plate, no collar. Had flexion/extension Xrays, plus normal AP and Lateral. No problems with plate, screws or bone. Not much evidence of fusion yet, but MD says he wouldn't expect a lot of XRay evidence at this point. He cleared me for driving, said I... (2 replies)
... Here's what the physiatrist said to me -- she said that when there is spinal cord compression and it is released, a race begins. The race is nerve regeneration verus scar tissue formation. In my case the scar tissue seems to have won and left me with some permanent damage and more questions to ask the NS in two weeks. She said to keep up with my exercises, but stopped... (6 replies)
... recovers. Good luck. I tried some exercises too soon and was miserable for days after. ... (6 replies)
... and he cleared me for stopping PT or continuing it as I please. I've opted, for now, to stop it and try to make it through with daily exercises on my own. Tim, my therapist, thinks it'll be fine. And he highly approves of the bike. ... (1 replies)
... at a dentist appointment. If you look for another post I started outside of here, I had CRAZY bad pain in my elbow, wrist and fingers.... This was at about... week 7. ... (258 replies)
... BITS, For me, I think things are ending... I hope! I have had a great weekend and a lot of my numbness and tingling are starting to go away. At the moment, I have a bit of a burn thats going down the back of my arm, but its nothing that I can't deal with at the moment. And if you think PT is too much at the moment - it probably is... You wrote this a few days ago...... (258 replies)
... Ouch I also had a bad day and still am for that matter. I had a stand in PT and she hurt me! She was very rough with my neck moving it side to side and had me do exercises with heavier weights 2-3lbs) then I have been. She also added a few things like tricep extensions and nerve stretches. I hurt from the neck on down. My shoulders ache and burn and my arms from the top... (258 replies)
... Ouch, I don't think you lost much time, you were only with that first one for a short time. Besides, some of the stuff they were doing probably helped a little. Your in the stretch that takes a while anyway. You will be getting to a real "normal" soon. Then it is small steps after that. You will still notice little "weird" things for a while. I still feel that funny... (258 replies)
... I actually forgot all about your older post regarding the exercises. I'll have to rescan that information to see what the future holds for me! ... (258 replies)
... Not so wierd at all.. And I dumped that other PT so I'm very on track with things that you are doing these days so no more weights for me (except 2 pounds on shoulder shrugs) Sounds like you are on the road to recovery - quickly too! Congrats! :) (258 replies)

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