Greetings to all.
I was wondering if anyone can shed some light on chronic nerve pain in my tricep and bicep muscle after ACDF 9 months ago after cord compression from herniated disc and myelopathy. I have muscle weakness to the left arm which i am in therapy for.I actually feel worse after the arm exercises and the weakness is worse after therapy. I feel like I have a floppy arm that someone is stabbing with an ice pick. I can't even stand the air conditioning to blow on it because it hurts worse. They told me it can take 1 to 2 years for neurological recovery but I am becoming impatient because i don't feel like therapy is putting a dent in the arm pain. To make matters worse,I asked the Dr to wean me off the lyrica because it was causing me severe memory issues. I think my pain has increased on the lower dose of lyrica.
I don't even know who to ask anymore for help.My Drs keep pointing fingers at each other.My NS states "I fixed your cord compression,problem solved"Has anyone had this chronic nerve issue in these muscles and can it get better with time?
Thanks for your input or suggestions. Bethy