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  • carolns
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    Hi Dr. Corenman,
    I am now in PT and doing neck exercises to build up the muscles and correct my posture. I have been getting a sharp pain when I turn my head a certain way in the big muscle in my neck and in the back of my head a bit. It doesn’t stay.
    2nd visit and now I have a bad headache. It lasted 3 days. She pressed real hard on the top of my shoulders.
    update May 20th….The last 3 days no pain at all. Sure hope it lasts.
    My range of motion before surgery was only 25 degrees and now it is 12 degrees. Not worrying about driving as I am close to everything.
    thanks carolns

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Give yourself some time to accomodate to the new neck. The muscles have to adapt to this and it is not uncommon to take up to six months to feel normal after your surgery.

    Dr. Corenman

    PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
     
    Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.
    carolns
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    You are so right Dr Coreman…..no pain for last 10 days….doing great thanks to you…..if not for you I would not be where I am today….NS said in report that I got today from family doctor that x-rays (had 7)
    from April 28th, demonstrate preserved alignment with no evidence of hardware failure or malfunction. Her incision is well healed.
    Thank you for all the help you gave me. Thank you for who you are and for what you do. Carolns
    ps Was concerned as I never wore a collar, just maybe 3 o4 times when I went outside.

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Keep up the good work! Make sure that you continue with exercises to strengthen your neck muscles.

    Dr. Corenman

    PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
     
    Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.
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