I put this under the chronic pain forum. Didn't know exactly where it should go..
July 2012- ACDF disc replacement.
Quick version: Woke up with my left side- very weak and creaky.
My right side from my chest down all numb (minus the arm). You can draw a line right down the middle of my body seperating numbness and creakiness. The doc at the time said "somebody missed something" and " it may take a year to come back or more if at all".
Fast forward 19 months. Been doing about 15 minutes a day of yoga just trying to loosen up a bit for the day. I actually feel better when I stand rather than sit down. The Yoga seems to help. On Gabapentin and something else for the stiffness- the name escapes me. seems to work OK. When I try to cut back just a little bit, my body says "no".
I have no recourse with a lawsuit (a lawyer told me I have to be dead or in a wheelchair).
My 15 second body crushing pain in my creaky leg I would get has not happened in awhile. I think it's improving. I know it's a process.
I was thinking of acupuncture. Was wondering if that worked for anyone.
My biggest fear down the road is my right side. I could pound a nail in my right side and wouldn't feel it. So I can feel my left lower back ache a bit after work but nothing on the right side.
Plus I have sex problems (due to only feeling have of me) as well as bathroom problems (same excuse).
I have told this story an awful lot and everyone looks at me weirdly.
I'm kind of looking for some kind of answers. Or at least talk to anyone who has similar problems.