I had a 4 level laminectomy April 8th of this year. I still experience pain in the muscle group on my left shoulder near where the incision was made. I had a trigger point injection about a month ago. That helped for awhile.
My neuro surgeon continues to prescribe 5 milligram oxycodone. I also take neurontin and lyrica. At the moment I'm experiencing quite a lot of pain in the back of my left shoulder. Can anyone else share their experiences? Is that common for the muscle groups in the area of incision to still be quite painful 4 months post-op?
On another note I have permanent nerve damage from the nerves in C-4 thru C-7 on my cervical spine. I'm going on Social Security Disability as a result.
Any comments people can offer will be helpful, keeping in mind none of us are doctors.