I have spinal cord compression from herniated c5/6 disc. ACDF on monday.
2 yrs of progressively worse tingling/numb fingers in right arm and "stinger" down arm if I get nudged in ice hockey. As I type I have a headache. Realize I've been having them for a year or more. constant pain on the top of my head and towards back of head. I've not connected the two till I was diagnosed last week and need surgery. Are they related?
Also, I have a high tolerance for pain (no meds with my 3 kids' births, etc) but also with that brings pain meds that don't work (and I'm allergic to vicodin and codeine) Any suggestions for how to get pain meds that WORK for recovery?