I just wanted to say hi to everyone and give a little support to everyone here. Just knowing & reading about people with problems just like me makes me feel better and know I'm not alone. Some days I'm awful depressed & lonely, and feel there's no answer...but I go to this forum & feel the support you guys give each other, & I finally decided to join.
I'm 38, recovering from a C5-6 level ACDF on 11/03/08. It's been rough. I've had NO relief!!! I feel like I haven't even had the surgery. All my symptoms are still there! I have occipital neuralgia, causing major migraines, neck pain towards the left side, shoulder, arm pain, numbness, weakness, tingling, spasms, the whole bit. My post op x rays look good and I'm fusing. My NS has my pysio sending me to pt, I also had a stellate ganglion block (unsuccessful), and on Feb 3rd I go in for another EMG. My thoughts are that my pysio waited too long to refer me to a NS and I have permanent nerve damage! I also have 2 bad discs on L4andL5 with spinal stenosis and the sciatica is so bad with that. Guess what...left side! (although I do feel numb and pain on the right occasionally). I also get electric shocks all over my body from time to time.. anyone else experience these?