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Post surgery weakness

Hi, I had surgery 4 days ago - C7-T1 fusion. Prior to surgery I had a little weakness of my right wrist and ring+little finger, but right after I woke up I had pretty severe weakness and it is still the same. So the weakness is actually much worse than before surgery. Has anyone else experienced a worsening of weakness post surgery?



  • phalkier

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    You are very early in the recovery process, it is not unusual to have symptoms that you did not have after surgery, it is because of nerves, during surgery nerves were decompressed, moved and stretched, they are trying to find their new normal, it takes time and can be very frustrating.

    I have posted a link below for you

     recovery, the most important phase - patience required


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  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 6,399


    Chip gave you very good advice on recovery, time and patience. I hope you read the link, it has helped a lot of other members.
    If you would, please give us more information on yourself.

    Take care and hope to hear from you soon.

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  • RangerRRanger on da rangePosts: 1,033

    are you kidding? That is a huge surgery and just think of how many hours you were sedated. I'm almost 2 years post-op from my latest major fusion and I still have some weakness. Just happy to be doing what I'm able to do.

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