Hi. I had cervical surgery two weeks ago on c5/c6-c6/c7. So let me apologize in advance for typing errors, Surgery was a\last resort so I had to have it done. Had EMG which showed nerve damage and muscle damage. Now I am uncomfotable still in neck and right arm. Im not sure how long it takes to feel better, I sleep n my chair everynight because i cannot lay down and lifting my right arm causes extreme pain in the under part of arm, Is this normal will it get better, i had no sensation in my right arm or hand before surgery it was as if it was asleep so ithought pain back was good, Can n e one help me with pointers on how to halp releive pain in arm and n e hits on best way to sleep, Am not allowed tylenol, aleve ect for at least three months. Also having heaqdaches, No c Collar was given to me. Please help thanks so much
Did you have anterior surgery from the front? Did they use plates & screws? My husbnd has had 2 of these done. I think you should contact your neurosurgeon about you pain. As you said it may be normal since obviously these nerves were pinched. I would also tell them about having to sleep sitting up. You should have been given a soft collar to use to make you more comfortable.Another thing to mention if your surgeon did not, is you will now have to be very careful because if you had a fusion ( I am guessing you did) it will put more pressure on the levels above & below the ones you had done. And they could go next. Just my thoughts...
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