I have had 2 neck surgeries. The 1st one was back in 2009 (anterior) to fuse 4 discs. The 2nd was a refusion of c6/7 (posterior). I have been in severe pain since. Stabbing shoulder blade pain into the neck, down the arm into the elbow, down the forearm and into the pinky and ring fingers. I have been diagnosed with some sort of Ulner nerve damage. Could this be the reason for the SEVERE stabbing pain in the inside of my shoulder blade? I've been told I need surgery. What type of surgery am I looking at and will it take this horrible pain from my shoulder/neck? I'm beyond frustrated and live on pain meds....they barely touch the pain at all. I see an orthopedic surgeon, but would like to get others opinions on this as well.
I know I have probably posted/vented this before on another forum, but I'm back for additional comments. I work sitting and typing at a computer all day and I can not begin to tell you how much pain I am in on a daily basis.
Has anyone had this happen after posterior cervical fusion? Did you have complications with the Ulnar nerve or any other nerve damage? Did it require surgery and if so...did it help?