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Disc Replacement Surgey

ColheyCColhey Posts: 1
edited 02/12/2015 - 10:30 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I had this surgery a week ago (C4/5). However, my left arm is practically useless (was like this before operation), and the pains shotting down my arm are ridiculously painful, especially at night. The only way to get some sleep is to take Lyrica (100mg), tramazac, and stilpane. Obviously this is not healthy. Does anyone know how long this will last?
I believe that the herniated disc damaged the nerve root and ligaments in my neck. If this is part of the healing process, I wish I had been warned of this beforehand. Wait there's more - I also have Osteoarthitis in my neck.


  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832
    edited 02/12/2015 - 10:30 AM
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