I had a successful ACDF in February of 2010 of C6/7 with about 5 months of relief. In July of this year I started with the same symptoms as I had before.....pain across the shoulder, numbness and tingling down my right arm. Blech! In August I went in for a MRI which showed "nothing" (except my fusion was doing well!)so they scheduled me for a myelogram which I had to wait almost 2 months to get in. Had that done yesterday. (no def. results yet)
Here is where it gets weird. The pain and numbness in my right arm is almost completely gone after the myelogram. ???? Could that happen? Even the strength in my arm is much better. ???? It hurt like hell when the dye was going up through my fusion but do you think the dye could have "moved" something that was pressing on a nerve? Sounds crazy but my cervical area feels pretty good.
Now for the other part. After the myelogram I had this constant pain/pressure below the injection site and it is not going away. I know it has only been two days but it hurts to walk, sit, bend and sometimes even lay down. THis afternoon I had tingling down to my toes which freaked me out. I don't have a headache like they talk about so I am glad for that but all day I have had nausea and vomiting and this constant pain in my lower back/butt/hips. Any thoughts???
What a long road to recovery this has been....a true rollercoaster. Any input would be appreciated.