Hello all. I am new to the forums, and have some questions. Hoping to get some answers from people who can relate.
On 1-20-2011 I had 2 level fusion at c4/5-c5/6. I immediately felt better after surgery. Pre surgery was not in much pain but was having tingling in left wrist/hand and bicep/deltiod weakness. Tried all conservative treatments for a year(chiro/injections/pt) finally decided to go with surgery after noticing some muscle wasting in bicep.I am now 8 weeks post op and tingling in wrist has returned just like it was pre op. Seen NS last week x-ray showed all good with fusion taking place. I had been on valium and vicodin ES since op and when I went to see NS he said no more need for valium and cut back vicodin from 1 ES every 6 hours to 1 RS every 8 hours. Now all of the sudden sensations are back in my wrist and my bicep feels like I worked out with weights. Has anyone experienced similiar recovery? Is it normal for nerves to get a bit irritated after being quiet for 8 weeks? Could it be possibly from cutting off valium and lowering pain meds that quickly? TYVM for any insight.