Straining neck after Cervical C5-C7 Fusion
I had a cervical fusion C5-C7 on Jan 17, 2011. Things were going great. Not much pain,( partly because of the radiography that had been preformed earlier in the year) but then I went back to work. I am a rural mail carrier and have to sit on the passenger side of the car, drive with my left arm and control the gas and brake with my left leg. Can you just imagine what pain I was in after 2 days at work? I have limited motion to the left and I had to look left ( aprox 1000 times a day) to get back on the road while in the passenger seat and could not see because my head wouldn't turn that far. I was a danger to everyone and myself. I am now having physical therapy to get motion back, but am now concerned I will not be able to go back to my job and will have to take Federal disability retirement. Has anyone else experienced lack of motion that they were not able to regain? Should I be concerned about doing more damage to my neck?