pain killer vs. muscle relaxer
I'm 4 days post op for a c4-c7 acdf and I have a couple of questions/concerns.
1. i seem to be having shoulder pain on the other arm now, which is freaking me out.
2. I'm afraid I'm gonna get hooked on the pain meds or the muscle relaxers.
I still feel like I want to take the meds as instructed ( pain killer every 4-6 hours and muscle relaxer every 8), and I guess I'm a little disappointed because I hoped to not need anything that heavy by this time.
The spasms between my shoulders are intense and the headaches are no fun, but again, I'm really concerned about the pain on the right shoulder...although, the relief on the left is unbelievable.
Any wisdom/guidance/voices of experience would be very much appreciated!