I had posted earlier that after my July 31st ACDF with instrumentation, I had a return of major pain and right arm numbness and pain around 10/3 after new excercise in PT. Stopping PT helped..went back and pain/numb returned. Stopped PT and doctor ordered MRI. Fusion looks good/no new herniations/ buldges above and below no change.
After my visit Friday; doctor was wonderful..told me since I am having major pain he would start exploring other reasons for pain. His exam with my symptoms lead him to think of right shoulder rotary cuff..gave me shot in the scapula (or wherever it went) and medrol pack to start monday if I didn't feel better. Ordered MRI of right shoulder.
I completely forgot to tell him that I have been experiencing tingles in my left arm; starting just under shoulder and elbow and going into my hands.I also remember the neurologist saying my EMG showed carpel tunnel. I did not go back to her since surgery was scheduled for my neck and just basically ignored it.
I am not sure if I should call doctor back Monday and tell him about my left arm...I am thinking that it is tingling from healing since my incision is on the left side??
Advice and experiences would be greatly appreciated :S