Thank you Susie! I'm definitely taking Motrin and Tylenol! It's scary b/c ive heard how the levels above and below are at risk b/c of acdf surgery. Thanks for the advice
Hello weaver & welcome to Healing Well. First thing is call your dr & get in to be seen. Your pcp can order whatever xrays that are needed if the surgeon cannot see you right away. In the meantime, try alternating moist heat/cold packs. Try getting an OTC analgesic to rub on the affected areas. I was just at Walmart & saw one that actually had some lidocaine in it, but I cannot remember the name. Perhaps give advil a try, anything like that to help with inflammation.
It is hard to say what is going on, you may have just aggravated things. Keep us posted on how you are doing. Take care.