Hi...a newbie here and I've got a few concerns/questions with hopes the easing of my troubled mind.
My sitch:Female/45 DDD,plate/autograft/2disk removed at 5-6/7-8
Before Surgery: Left side,Chronic neck pain/tendonitis and weakness in arm. shoulder pain. Occasionally would lose complete muscle control in both arms. Major compression on nerve.
After surgery: 10 days post op. I doing good except....I have more weakness in my left arm now than before surgery. Not capable of lifting my arm up or across my body. Tis slightly better than the day I came out of recovery, but it's not getting any better. Shoulder muscles on left are tense and I've got constant muscle aching. Neuro told me evening after my surgery to give it some time. I go back on Dec 3rd with xrays to see how graft is doing. How much time is giving this time??????
I just hope I've done everything right and have a good follow up. Anyone experience loss of motor control in arm and if so, did it return and if so...how long did it take. Thanks so much in advance. Also, I'm dizzy. I've not taken pain meds during the day for 5 days. Last night, I took only muscle relaxers to sleep. What is up with the vertigo? Ooh and walking? I'm walking up and down the street. 1/8 to 1/4 mile. Other than the arm sitch, I'm doing okay...thanks again for easing my troubled mind.