I am almost 4 months post op. I have been going to physical therapy for about a month, it seems to be helping my back but making my neck worse.
I have been getting this horrible, "muscle spasm" IN my throat type feeling. It is horrible and is worse at night, especially if I had to talk a lot during the day or during work.
I had a follow up with Dr. Jennings. She is not sure what is causing that muscle spasm. I am also having muscle spasms in my left shoulder blade again. She is also concerned about my range of motion in the neck. She wants me to do neck PT after I finish the back PT!! She also prescribed Skelaxin. It is a muscle relaxer. It is supposed to have less side effects than most muscle relaxers. I am still not convinced its helping. It gives me a headache and sort of makes me tired.
I also got a TENS unit. I do like it, it seems to help. It atleast takes my mind off the pain.
I really like PT. Everyone is really nice and fun. I seem to be getting stronger.