hello.. seeking peace of mind here..
two weeks ago today, i had C5-C7 fused because of a herniated disk.. symptoms pre surgery were pain in the right shoulder blade, pain in the right elbow and numbness in the right hand when performing even the slightest of activities..
when i woke from the surgery, my symptoms were instantly gone!! i just had a nasty pain in my upper left back area, and i was told that was from my positioning during the surgery.. along with that pain was a numbness down my left arm that was constant.. strength and mobility was there though.. just felt like i slept on it or something.. well that numbness down my left arm subsided within a couple days and all that remains is a numbness in my thumb and pointer finger.. to this day, two weeks later, it still exists.. it doesn't really get any worse or any better, but it is really annoying.. feels weird picking things up, etc..
also, if it matters when i stand for awhile my upper left back burns.. aside from this i feel amazing!!! my scar is nearly unnoticeable.. i have a decent range of motion already in my neck and i'm relatively pain free.. i just get a little sore at night around the base of my neck into my shoulder blades.. and it's only been two weeks.. my doc says he's not too concerned about the finger numbness at this point and feels it'll work itself out.. but i was looking to see if anyone out there had some insight to add.. it would ease my mind.. i'm a very active 34 year old and my goal is to get my life back 100%..
thanks for any help.. sorry so long..