I am 34 years old and just recently (13 days ago) had a posterior foraminotomy/discectomy for a C6/C7 herniation and pinched radial nerve. Before surgery, I underwent an intense 6-week therapy program in an attempt to avoid surgery, completed (2) Medrol dose packs, but could not retain any strength in my right tricep, lat or pec . I had severe pain, atrophy as well as intense muscle spasms.
I am about to begin my post-surgery PT session to treat the loss of strength in my arm and the atrophy, but continue to experience these muscle spasms in my right pectoral and lat muscles. Is this normal? I am almost 2 weeks post-op. Will they eventually go away? I am assuming my body is probably still in shock, and am hopeful that I will at some point be able to sleep through the night without the twitching.
Has anyone out there also experienced these problems? I hope that I do not have to live the rest of my life like this or on meds to eliminate the spasms.
Thank you in advance for any insight.