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Harvey (@purdy)

Pain in shoulder after cervical surgery

Chronic Pain | Last Active: Mar 12 12:10pm | Replies (34)

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@jabskb

Hi everyone, guess I'm the new guy and you're scaring me about what I'm facing in the future. Ten days ago I had a cervical discectomy on C-4,5,6,7. First seven days were great-pain free. Then pre op pain came back-back of head, neck, L shoulder and scapula. Based on pain free first 7 days, I was afraid I hurt it again. (I'm 73 and hit by car while crossing a street). Visited my MD, was told this current "pre op pain" was normal and will continue for another month or two. My MD is talking in "months" to recover and you're talking in "years." I'm very active in senior softball tournaments at the national level and hoped I could start playing again in August. But, after reading your posts, I may be too optimistic.. Good luck to all. joe

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@jabskb welcome to connect . We arent Dr.s so cant diagnose but with what you had done your body needs to accept it all and when you do to much like superman you can hurt yourself more . Listen to your body and rest it do simple stretches at first . Talk to your orthopedic Dr and go with his suggestions . He may want you to have some therapy done . Dont rush it or it wont get better . Then when the season opens up you maybe able to play but listen to the Dr.s and your own body as to when this may happen Good luck