Just wondering if anyone out there has a similar predicament as mine...as you can see in my signature, I have cervical issues that are producing symptoms in my neck and primarily in the right shoulder/arm and hand.
I had a throwing injury a long time ago (before my neck issues started), and I've had problems with my right shoulder ever since. I have an incredibly weak, almost useless right arm and a constant, deep boring ache in my right shoulder.
The question that bugs me: are my shoulder symptoms due to my cervical problems, or are they due to my shoulder problems, or potentially both? I've done exhaustive research on the web about cervical root vs shoulder conditions, and there seems to be potential overlap. I'm confident about the cervical diagnosis I've received, but I'm wondering if I go forward with ACDF, will that do anything for my shoulder?
I'm following up soon with my ortho on the shoulder questions, but just wanted to see if any of you "neckies", and especially "c5-6ers" have experienced a similar situation?