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c5 palsy/arm drop?

BrokebackBobBBrokebackBob Posts: 26
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:54 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Developed c5 palsy a few days after surgery last week of ACDF OF 4 5 6. Left arm now in a sling and very painful. not much on this wonderful malady on internet. It might also be call arm drop syndrome.....so this is major set back ...Dr. says it should disappear in maybe 4 or 6 weeks...but then maybe not. Anyone hear of this complication? Arm is useless but hand can grip. And another source of level 6 or 7 pain
Any feedback appreciated
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