Wow, I'm really feeling threatened and scared. My previous posts (Cervical Pain - Cervical Surgery Forum) were dealing with Severe Advanced DDD and off-the chart radiculopathy pain past 4 wks.
C-6/7/8 needs surgery both sides nerve impingement. In two months with severe pain and burning spasms down left arm/hand/fingers being horrible next phase that has now taken me on a whole new level = losing the use of my hand/fingers dexterity/strength and doing almost almost any task !
I'm telling you this is horrible knowing I have no surgeon agreeing to do surgery and in the one month since I had my "best surgeon out of state" appt (my surgeon I've had for seven years where I used to live) tell me "changed his mind after reviewing my scans" and he planned with me to do an interventional anterior surgery to open nerve root openings both sides two levels C-7/8 = "not in your or my best interest....not a good candidate for surgery".
I am waiting to hear from a neurosurgeon out-of-state on getting approval for an appt to get full assessment and second opinion.
I'm having all this horrible disabling experience in my hand/fingers the worst ever, I'm dropping things, can't even pick up paper and maneuver it to read. My hand and dexterity is like I have no use of it at all.
I haven't even had a chance to connect with a neurologist in returning from my appt. with my ortho surgeon and the bad verdict. I was hoping to do neurological emg tests if I land the appt. with the new neurosurgeon and my trip to see a highly credentialled experienced cervical spine surgeon.
Has anyone gone to this level of disability pre-surgery or failed post-surgery with nerve impingement?
I am emotionally losing it - - I live alone and I tell you I am beyond anxious with not having ability to do what I have been able to do and basically having "overnight" being suddenly disabled, no arm strength, my hand and fingers are rendered useless - - I can do little to nothing with that hand.
Appreciate hearing from anyone who knows about this and how they've coped and adjusted. My God I don't have a surgeon on board who even thinks it's he can do surgery to correct this = I'm losing my hand completely now !!!