Hi, I am nervous and need some imput. As of last Friday started to have some bowel control issues, can tell when I need to use rest room and some accidents. Also numbness in left arm returned especially in my hand, totally numb, sort of comes and goes. Stll have neck and shoulder pain.
Called NS office nurse told me to call my pain management doctor for pain and pcp for bowel issues, or pharmicist for constipation. I said i am not constipated, I have issues with loss of bowel control and left arm. She said we did the surgery and that's done you need to call the other doctors for help.
I am very depressed and must admit tearful. My PM is very conservative on meds and I'm sure this bowel issue is related to my ACDF as i read up on bowel issues and cervical spine injury can cause this. Feeling alone and hopeless.
Any thoughts, Please