I had surgery on my Cervical C/5 and 6 April 08 with plate and screws. Sept 08 I had surgery on Lumbar L4/5 Plates, and rods. I was diagnosed with nerve damage on the right side (my arm) as a result of cervical. Since my surgeries my right hand especially my thumb and my lower arm ache. Has anyone else experienced this? I have been on Neurontin, Flexeril and Vicodin since before surgeries they are not helping that pain, I suspect its arthritis because they said I have Osteoarthritis up and down my spine. Does it sound like it? and any suggestions for relieving it at home?