Like any surgery, there will always be some postoperative pain after neck surgery and it can be difficult to distinguish normal neck pain from a potential complication. After the procedure, the postsurgical team should give you detailed instructions for recovery. This should include steps to help you reduce complications as well as how to recognize potential warning signs.
To ensure long-term relief and spinal stability however, it is still important to follow all postoperative instructions and focus on your recovery. To help you fully understand the recovery process, we’re happy to share the following guide on what to expect six months after spinal fusion.