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Post Surgery /Injury ???

nessusnnessus Posts: 1
edited 06/15/2015 - 9:41 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hi Everybody , I'm a 52 yrs male who had suffered a range
of severe symptoms for over 4 yrs
I'm pleased to say I had ADR @ C5/6 C6/7 back in October 2014 , the benefits were noticeable from 48 hrs after surgery . After finishing my physio in half the allotted time & regained neck movement , both side to side & up & down I started Nordic Walking & exercises classes which included weights to build up neck muscle along with balance & co-ordination exercises .
Apart from a couple of minor setbacks . EG Sprinting 30 yrds . I made great progress & noticed improvements most weeks . The instructor @ the exercise class said I had made great progress & referred me to a gym , where I was to move onto Pilates & other spinal strengthening exercises .
However about 6 weeks ago I noticed an increase in pain around the shoulder blades combined with a wobbly sensation on other days , I assumed it was from twisting awkwardly when the bathroom cabinet came off one hook I put it back , with my body in the wrong posture . I was sore/stiff for a week , but seemingly recovered as I was out walking again after 5/6 days .
I contacted the hospital & explained what had happened . Both x-ray & MRI show artificial discs in alignment & no further wear to adjacent discs (as I had the results faxed over to my GP ). However, I and my cleaner have noticed my balance deteriorate considerably , along with an increase in pain & lack of mobility over the past 3/4 weeks . Also I've started feeling un-wellness combined with a heavy sensation in all of my body some mornings
I am an impetuous person & have a tendency to over exert when things are going well , that being the case I have given myself recovery days (1to 3) after all exercises .
My GP is going to check my blood work , including my thyroid which is 6 months overdue as I'm on thyroxine .
Some " friends " have said it's my own fault which may or may not be true . In all honesty I thought it was soft tissue damage , which will heal in time , but my anxiety levels are going through the roof with worry , along with low mood .
I'm still getting out twice a week , but either by taxi or friends cars .
I'm not due back @ the hospital to see a member of the surgical team for another 6 weeks .
I realize medical diagnosis is outside the remit of the site , but any in-sights into other site members having blip of a over a month recovering would lift my spirits .

Welcome to Spine-Health

It would be very helpful if you could provide us with more details. So many times we read about members who have different tests and they all come back negative. The more clues and information you provide, the better chances in finding out what is wrong,

Here are some questions that you should answer:

  • - When did this first start?
    - Was it the result of an accident or trauma?
    - What doctors have you seen? (Orthopedic, Neurosurgeon, Spine Specialist, etc)
    - What Conservative treatments have you had? Which ones?
    - What diagnostic tests have you had? And their results (MRI, CTScan, XRay, EMG, etc)
    - What medications are you currently using? (details, dosage, frequency, etc)
    - Has surgery been discussed as an option? (If so, what kind)
    - Is there any nerve pain/damage associated?
    - What is your doctor’s action plan for treating you?

Providing answers to questions like this will give the member community here a better understanding
of your situation and make it easier to respond.

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  • - Analysis or interpretation of any diagnostic test (ie MRI, CTscan, Xray, etc)
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    - Recommendations in terms of Medications, Treatments, Exercises, etc

What could be good for someone could spell disaster for another.
You should also consult your doctor to better understand your condition and the do’s and don’t’s.

It is very important that new members (or even seasoned members) provide others with details about their condition(s). It is virtually impossible to help another member when all the details we have are
I’ve had this for years, it hurts, I cant move my shoulder – what could this be, what treatment should I get?

Diagnosing spinal problems can be very difficult. In many ways its like a game of clue. Especially, when the diagnostic tests come back negative – no trouble found! Then its up to the patient and the doctor to start digging deeper. The doctor is like a detective. They need clues to help them move along. So, you as the patient need to provide the doctor with all sorts of clues. That is like it is here. Without having information about a condition, its impossible for anyone here to try to help.

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--- Ron DiLauro, Spine-Health System Moderator : 06/15/15 15:34est
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