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myelopathy and weakness after C5 C6 fusion
I am looking for input and experiences with cervical myelopathy and continued arm weakness. I am almost 4 months post op after a spinal cord compression left untreated for 5 months caused by a central disc herniation. I was told my symptoms would be halted and should not get any worse. I feel my left arm weakness is worse than before surgery! It is now into my wrist and I have severe trouble with my motor skills. I am in rehab which makes the pain worse.
I talked to the NS about it and he stated I fixed your cord compression and you are too anxious for this to get better. He told me it will take a long long time for you to recover. The physical therapist told me not to expect a full recovery.
Does it always get worse before it get s better. The pain is controlled with meds but the weakness is driving me mad. The more i use it,the worse it gets.The NS tells me it's probably muscle fatigue and he feels I am better than before surgery. Anyone have trouble with this before? I am very frustrated!!!
Thanks for you input, Bethy