I am 50 yrs of age went from pain meds 8 mo ago to level nine pain quickly with severe neck and left arm pain.
Prior to surg I had almost no use of left arm. I had on 11/2/09 ACD C4 - C-7. VBR C-5-6 strut graft & plate with posterior fusion.
Recovery has been a (*&*(&. My neck burns I have long incision marks frot and back I am still on pain meds and still have to avoid chasing the pain.
The 6 days in the hospital were misery could never get ahead of the pain.
even with 2 10/325 hydros every 5 hours. Just how long before this night mare is over??