I wanted to update from my last post in Nov. about ADR surgery that I did not go with, I had a 2 level Anterior Cervical Foraminotomy, c5-6 for Large bone spur and c6-7 disc Herniation. Doc and Myself decided on this option. He said that my symptoms were caused by foraminal stenosis and that by cord compression was not bad enough and none of my symptoms were from the cord compression. My symptoms were unilateral left side, arm pain, index finger numbness and painful, left neck pain, also muscle weakness left arm and lats.
I am 8 weeks post-op, as surgery was done on Dec 2, 2008. I have had a lot of symptoms since surgery, Same symptoms as above plus muscle twitching. The only thing that has improved is the muscle weakness. My left arm hurts more now that before surgery! I am also experiencing sharp pain like needle sticks in both hands. What is going on? Talked to the Doc and He says he is alittle concerned, but not panicking yet. He says that the nerves are decompressed and nerve healing takes along time, ok, but what about these new symptoms!
Has anyone had this type of surgery and what was your outcome, did you have alot of nerve pain after surgery? Were you as worried as I am that the surgery did not work?
Any information is helpful,