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New (intolerable) arm & neck pain after ACDF surgery

SukhreSSukhre San Diego, CAPosts: 181
edited 09/18/2015 - 8:36 PM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
My sister was supposed to have an ADR at C5-6(4 days back), for some reason they had difficulty during ADR and she ended up having a fusion surgery at C5-6. She did not have much pain when she woke up from surgery. For last two-three days she is having extreme pain in her hand, arms,neck & shoulders. She did not have much pain in hands. I hope its the decompression effect. But I cannot be sure because she hardly had any stenosis. Anyone have any words of wisdom? (I know its not a medical advice, from personal experiences).

MRI shows C4-C7 severe steonosis. Pain in hand.


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,865
    potentially being post surgical pain,

    I would talk this over with your doctor.
    There is not enough information that anyone could give you any valid tips or hints
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • dangbackddangback Posts: 30
    edited 09/21/2015 - 8:17 AM
    I'm 8 weeks post from a double cervical fusion. Upon waking up I immediately expressed shoulder paid. Since, I've continued to experienced should paid, neck pain and arm pain. I did not have these issues before. I did have neck pain, but it was totally different than the neck pain I have since surgery. I hope your friend feels better soon. Call the dr.
    1992 L5/S1 Laminectomy
    2001 L5/S1 Second Laminectomy
    2008 L5/S1 Fusion.

    Current Condition:
    C5-C6 disc herniation
    C6-C7disc bulge
    C2-C6 Spinal Stenosis and Foramina Stenosis, facet joint degeneration and osteophyte
  • SukhreSSukhre San Diego, CAPosts: 181
    Her pain subsided. She still has some pain & complications. They all seem to be post operative or anesthesia side-effect.
    MRI shows C4-C7 severe steonosis. Pain in hand.
  • N RouthNN Routh Posts: 1
    edited 09/21/2015 - 8:06 PM
    I am needing the best feedback and suggestions as it has been determined surgery is needed. I want input from professionals on the various options for surgery.

    There are no medical professionals on the patients forum

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  • foxy1ffoxy1 Posts: 2
    edited 09/21/2015 - 2:36 PM
    I'm near suicidal with muscle spasm pain and spinal pain. I lost spinal fluid after operation, on my back for 3 weeks. 8 hour operation with 2 surgeons . Help, I really can't take much more.

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    -- Ron DiLauro, Spine-Health System Moderator 09/21/15 20:36
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