I have c4,c5,c6 fused and it went great! That was over ten years ago. I was in a wreck and two days later went to the hospital and they told me that I had broke c7 a stable break and they called it a shovlers or something real close to that. They also informed me that I had herniated the disc between c3,c4 and refered me to a nuro surgen who sent me for a cat scan and an mri. Afterwards he told me that 5 out of 10 doctors would take me and do the surgery right away to fuse c3 to c4, the other 5 would wait and see if the swelling went down and the pain went away and he was with the 5 that would wait. He told me the complications of fusing them and tolsd me to go see a pain managment doc. I did and she has me on morphine 30mg and a breakthrough morphine of 4 mg's> I am also on tizanidine4 mg's and celebrex 200 mg's. I am also taking Senna a natural laxitive to combate the morphines side effect of constipation.
The pain is bareable for the most part with the meds and i am numb most of the time in my hands and part way up my forearm, my toes are going numb too but was told that had nothing to do with this injury. Most of my pain is in the neck and shoulders and radiates down my arms. Surgery has been selected after 8 months of this torture.
What my query is, is that my legs (both at the same time)when I am laying down will sometimes jerk complety up to my stomache or my arm will suddenly jerk from the elbow up to the height of my shoulder and nothing else will move. Out of the clear blue no warning just boomb sudden and very quick. Even my head is jumping in a violent yes motion. It is one time mostly and on a few occasions they jerk twice and it's over except for the pain I am left in from the sudden movement. The pain is not in the legs or the arms it is in my neck and shoulders. Is there anyone else out there that is having simular if not the same reations to either the injury or the meds? And if so which was it or both?
I have read a lot of these posts and didn't see any that were the same, if so I am sorry for the duplicate.
Thank you for any information that anyone has so I can talk to my doc about it the next visit which is two months away.