I don't mean from the actual surgery, but has anyone who had a spinal fusion and spent the better part of 8-12 weeks lying on their backs, either using a computer, reading or texting a lot - holding the phone up and using it from a bad position, putting nerve compression on your hands and arms?
I think I did that. And now it feels like my left hand is a claw and my right hand isn't 100%. Saw a hand doctor and am just waiting to get back for another appointment for an EMG. I hate self-diagnosing that kind of stuff, and decided to see him, and he said it could be something. But it could also be temporary, right? Like did anyone else lay on their backs a lot and text/read and develop these side effects and pains?
I'm just wondering if it's something I may have just temporarily done and I need to change my lifestyle for a little, or if I could've caused severe damage in only that much time.
For the record, I'm 30, and I'm a writer, if that comes into play with typing and hand problems, etc. Someone told me I should wear an elbow brace while I sleep or type until my appointment.