I had ACDF 5-7 in Feb. woke up pain free, went out to dinner that night on way home from hospital. My surgeon expected no less as surgery 100% successful. 12 days later a co-worker grabbed me around the neck and yanked me into a bear hug. Of course I gave him he'll, he said he forgot my surgery. For the next five weeks he slammed my door when I was concentrating so my head jerked up or he yanked my chair backwards until finally another co-worker and equal warned him of drastic consequences. In the mean time I began to have pain and numbness in my right hand to the point of a half hour or more of extreme pain, often several times a night and day. My surgeon is furious as MRI and X-rays show spine has tons of room, spurs gone and I did not have long term symptoms so no long term concerns about this type of condition going into surgery. Has anyone had these symptoms come up post surgery after experiencing total pain free for a period of time?
I do not know if this could be normal or if my vicious co-worker needs a lawsuit for causing me so much pain and heart break after experiencing what seemed to be a totally successful surgery.
All input will be greatly appreciated.