I had acdf surgery on 2 levels 6 weeks ago. My symptoms were pain in back, numbness from elbow through part of my hand, and my fingers wouldn't flex. Grip was fine but fingers not flexing has been the worst - my dominant hand and I can't do anything. It started originaly when I had some pain in my back and went to a chiropractor for an adjustment and the next morning loss function of my hand and the numbness appeared. I had surgery 4 weeks later - c5/6 and C7-T1.
After surgery the pain was gone. After 3 weeks the numbness suddenly disappeared. I have no improvement in my hand. I can't lift my fingers at all.
Since I've seen no improvement at all in my finger flexation in 6 weeks is it more likely the damage is permanent? Has anyone else had no improvement for so long but yet still improved over time? This is extremely depressing and life changing. Welcome to Spine-Health
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