Good Morning everyone,
I am new to posting but have been reading this forum for quite a few months. I am posting on behalf of my dad. He is 51 and just had a posterior cervical discectomy and fusion C3-T1 on November 4. Prior to October, he had been diagnosed with DISH about 12 years ago. After seeing the neurosurgeon at EDITED in October, he was diagnosed with OPLL (Ossification of Posterior Longitudinal Ligament) and no we do not have any Asian descent.
Prior to surgery, he had numbness and tingling in his left hand and arm. 11 days post-op and that is now gone, but the numbness and tingling is now in his right arm and right hand. It started about 8 days post-op. The doctor called him yesterday and told him that if he has any significant changes in strength or stability on the right side he needs to go to the ER right away.
Has anyone else experienced this? Or does anyone have any input? He handles pain incredibly well, but this is just driving him crazy! Also, I know nerves take an incredibly long time to heal, so the answer is probably to wait and time will tell. We would greatly appreciate any input.