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amputated nerves

D02FBDD02FB Posts: 15
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:39 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
I had the ACDF C-4 through c-7 and VBR (fusion on the back side. This was a level 3 with 2 verbs removed C 5 & 6. 3 inner and outer bone spurs. cage titanium graft plate screwed in with 2 screw lower and one upper. I had two amputated nerves from C 5 and C 6 being bone on bone. Lost 70% of left arm use. I also had stenosis.

Op 11/2/09 5 days hospital the nightly crys of those in pain will stay with a long time (I joined them too)

now that I am into 3 weeks post op I still have pain down the left arm and my muscles in my back hurt like heck. sleep flat on my back with no pillow or just a 1" pillow sleep till pain wakes me.

Doc said he could mend amputated nerves ......I don't think so. I agree that the other compressed nerves are telling me all about their compression now that they have some space.

I can't do anything unless I want the feeling that a 50 pound weight is sitting on my neck.

I am with my buddy the J collar. Flexeril and 2 norcos q 4 to 6 hours.

I bought prism glasses that allow me to lie flat on the couch and watch tv or set the lap top on my stomach to do email or watch a movie.

Has anyone dealt with amputated nerves??? ~X(


  • Hi,
    I'm sorry that I do not have experience at this.
    But I am curious... can you explain what an amputated nerve is?

    THere are so many helpful folks on here. If anyone here sees this and has been through this, they'll speak up.

    Take care,
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