I am feeling a bit low well pee'd off actually since xmas I have been experiencing a gradual increase in pain in my right arm down the outside of my arm and underneath , also from elbow into little finger ring finger etc. This is different from the pain I experienced prior to my ACDF C4 TO C7 which was into my thumb, forefinger mainly. I am also experiencing variable numbness in the outer hand area. The pain is getting worse and is aggravated by certain positions/activities etc. My walking stick particularly sets it off.
The pain dominates my day as I already have other issues with weak arms and legs ie cervical myelopathy etc.
From a little research OMG ......can it really be possible that the adjaCENT Disc is being affected some way ie C8 ???????????????
Anyone else have this happen to them? Why would there be adjacent disc problems so soooooooon??
Got to see my neurosurgeon soon havent got a neurologist and my doctor thinks i should get a scan done but of course this all takes time.
Let me know if anyone out ther has experienced similar....I am sad about the prospect of having more disc problems after already having two lots of surgery ie. C4-C7 LAMINECTOMY 2007 for cord compression, cervical myelopathy/myelomalacia. C4-C7 ACDF 2008. Will there be no ending to this