I'm in so much pain and so upset I feel the need to reach out. As I mentioned I'm 8 months postop from C4-C7 fusion and I hit a huge pothole in the road! I was actually coming back from seeing a shoulder surgeon because I've had chronic shoulder pain since my surgery 8 months ago. I woke up from surgery barely able to lift my right arm from intense shoulder pain. I was told give it time but nothing has helped. I also have thoracic pain, as far as I know it is only from degenerative disc disease.
I hit this pothole and hours later feel worse, my right arm is burning and my left too. I looked at the dermatome map and it corresponds with the T1 and C3-C4 nerves! Please do not tell me I herniated more of my spine! II have a shoulder MRI scheduled in 6 days and the shoulder surgeon a few days after.
I'm not sure what I'm expecting to find here I'm just so upset. Anyone have something happen to them like this after surgery?