Am having a SCS implanted via laminectomy at T8 or T9 (can't remember which) in a couple of weeks time. Have previously had TLIF and ALIF surgeries at L4/5 and L5/S1 so I understand the restrictions / difficulties regarding lumbar surgeries but I don't know about issues resulting from thoracic surgery.
I have heard that I will have problems raising my arms. I currently walk with either crutches or a stick (depending on the day) so I need to understand whether this is going to be a problem during the recovery phase. I also need to know whether there are likely to be any other difficulties that I should be prepared for.
Can anyone help me?