When do you see your whiz bang surgeon again? You really should talk to him about your lower back anyway. You know those disc might also be shot! It is not surprising that you did not feel pain from them with your neck so screw up! Pain has its priorty to, you know, and nerves in you cervical area was screaming out the loudest at the time! They got relief and now it is the next in line! You really do need to talk with your Doc about though! I have bad disc all through my back and they seem to take turns doing the pain thing, I guess it all depends on what I am doing!
Anyway take care of your self!
I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on ful disalbility!
Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!)
Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV
Whew, sure hate to hear whats going on with you guy. Wonder if you are right, since surgery you have been very active, more than you should be I am sure. Maybe this is your body warning you that you are overdoing things. I would not ignore the problems at all. I too think you need to give your dr a call, either one of them.
That spot your boys called it, where my friend what you described sounds like a nice big ole muscle spasm going on. Its very common to get the spasms after surgery too for some reason. i see you take Flexeril at night, maybe your drs can call in something else to try that you can take during the day too. Before I got my new pm dr I lived on Zanaflex muscle relaxers, that was the only way I could get any relief. Back when my neck was roaring, I finally had an RF done on my neck. The RF got rid of those soft balls that were under my shoulder blades for 15 yrs. Nothing worked before in getting rid of them. It was awful.