I had a 2-level ACDF levels C4-C5 and C6-C7 on 10/30. The surgery did help with the pain/ burning sensation in my forearm & numbness in first two finger, but now my symptoms are different.
The neck pain has never resolved. It is getting worse and I have developed burning pain in my upper arm and my pinky/ ring finger are numb! So, the surgery basically just moved my pain!
I called my MD a few weeks ago and he was not available for an appointment so I saw his Associate. That MD told me I "can't be having numbness/ pain because the discs were removed". He put me on a Medrol dose pack.
How come so many of us post-op people are in pain? I see my 'real' MD on Tuesday and I will ask him. I am not looking for medical advice. Just wanted to see what others thought about this comment.