I was just wondering if prior to having an ACDF did anyone experience extreme arm pain and lack of mobility as symptoms progressed?
When I first signed my papers for sugery end of September 2011 I did have the standard pins and needles and some arm discomfort but at this point 3 months later I have very limited mobility in my entire left arm and on constant pain meds just to live with the daily pain and arm spasms from the shoulder right down to the wrist.
And it was my neurosurgeon who told me to have my family doctor put me on pain meds while I waited for the surgery. We have quite the waiting lists at times in Canada :-)
I have been finding a lot of comfort in reading the various posts on this forum and thanks for sharing your stories.