Well I am 3 months post-op from a 2 level Anterior Cervical Foraminotomy, and I have not seen any improvement in my symptoms that were present before Surgery. What is going on, I know it takes along time for the nerves to heal, But could someone please explain to me why my symptoms are the exact same as before Surgery. I have numbness in my left index finger that varies at times from a level 2 to level of 10 numbness at different times of the day. If my nerves at that level that caused these original symptoms, C5-C7 were truly decompressed, then I could understand my symptoms remaining at a constaint level of numbness or pain until the nerve healed.
Has anybody experienced any of this type of symptoms after surgery to decompress the nerves, where the pain level or numbness fluctuates, It just seems to me that once the nerves are decompressed, then the symptoms would remain constaint and as they repair then the symptoms would subside at a decreasing level. I am getting very impatient and feeling like the surgery was a waste of my time and Money. I do not know what to do. My doctor does not know why I am not getting better, and has put me on Neurotin to try to help control the nerve pain. Does anybody ever get better from these surgerys! Why continue to do them if they do not help!
Thanks for listening, and please post your responses.