Hello everyone, I am six months post op from ACDF surgery of my C6-7. I had a polymer cage for the hardware with some kind of a protein inside the cage. The folowing symptoms were present before surgery: Numbness, tingling and pain throughout my shoulder blades down my arms and hands.
The symptoms are worse now with increased pain. The surgeon (work comp doc) had another mri of my c spine and states that I am fine and sent me back to work with no restrictions. He did not bother viewing the images in my presence.I asked him him why are the problems worse now and his only explanation was because of the injury.
I feel like the surgeon treated me like dirt and was very rude and disrespectful to me on follow up appointments and did not seem to care about my continuing problems. Thankfully my attorney is changing physicians for a second opinion.
Any ideas what could be wrong here? I have medical background and saw the scans and it appeared to me the site is still compressed a small bit. Could it be the doctor did not want to acknowledge the true problem? I feel like I am left worse than before surgery.