My previous post was shortened and all of the pertinent info was removed, so here I go again. I am new to spine-health and forums and blogs so I am learning and hope that I don't break too many rules. It is also very difficult to type this due to numbness.
I am in the hospital having just had a posterior cervical foraminotomy with fusion of C4-5 and revision of C5-6. My only symptoms were mild constand numbness in half of my right finger and sometimes about 1/2 if my thumb.
In recovery after surgery I noticed most of my right arm was now numb, but what is more concerning is that my right arm has about 50% or less pre-op strength and my right arm and hand don't respond appropriately to my commands and when I reach for something my hand could about a foot away. I cannot raise my arm above my head.
I have told the nurse and the PA but have not seen my doc yet. This is now disabling and not just a little problem. I am also right handed.