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Does anyone have sharp quick pain in their arm muscles after using their arms a lot. Had a posterior cervical c2c3c4 decompression fusion 8 weeks ago . Arms achy at times to. I am off celebrex for 10 weeks and have arthritis everywhere. It this part of healing? Go to see NS in 3 weeks for first time. thanks Jinky


  • Did you have a laminectomy and fusion? How was the post-op pain?
    Cervical laminectomy, facetectomy, and foraminotomy (3-6 of each) with instrumentation and cadaver fusion due to cervical spondylotic myelopathy, radiculopathy ,and spinal cord contusion - surgery done in April 2014.
  • Only had posterior decompression and fusion...had cadaver bone.....don't know what laminectomy means. Had pain for 6 weeks after. Now just muscle pain off and on. No collar.....jinky
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,865
    Laminectomy is surgery to remove the lamina. This is part of the bone that makes up a vertebra in the spine, Normally talked about with lumbar surgery.

    You mention you have arthritis all over. What tests were done to indicate that?

    I am not sure what would be causing sharp pain in your arm, even after cervical surgery. Could it be muscle related? A pinched nerve? Does it happen only when you are using you arm alot? Any specific position does it happen more often?

    Did you have this problem during any of your physical therapy after surgery? Just trying to hone down to where the problem may be.
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • I had a complete bone scan and this showed the arthritis everywhere years ago. In a lot of pain until I get back on celebrex.
    Figure the pain I get and soreness is because I am doing more now. Yes if I move my arm a certain way I do get the sharp pain just for a second. I think you helped me figure it out. thanks jinky
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