- CASE FILE
After getting artificial spine implants in my neck I started to feel this swelling feeling in my neck making choke even hard to breathe.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I have three neck surgeries so far and I'm going to get my next one in a month or so. First two were spinal implants total three. Third one was spinal fusion at 4 levels.
After getting the first spinal implants I started to feel pressure in my neck. Feels like tightening almost like someones choking me for a little while you can notice my neck was swollen way after the surgery. The doctors could notice and felt it was weird but after so many test they just cold not figure out why. I sometimes choke on my food even drinks but after it happening so many times I have figured out a way to dislodge the food on my own.
Many of my muscles hurt but mostly around my neck and arms. My right arm swells up really bad and every doctor blames another doctor or another problem with no real solution. I get bruising all over my body that just pop up out of no where and stick around for a few weeks. I really feel it has to do with inflammation but they keep telling me its something else different. I was a very healthy and energetic person. I have my own business since I was 18 I worked hard for so long and now I can barely get up to do normal things during the day. I push myself to do what I can but if it wasn't for the painkillers taking the pain away I would get nothing done. I don't take them everyday I take them when I know I have a busy day and I have to move around a lot.
This neck injury happened while I was training in the volunteer fire dept in my hometown which right now I'm on leave.