I have been having arm pain for a few months now, its similar to the pain I had prior to ACDF back in 2009, but it doesn't shoot all of the way down my arm, when I lean my head back a little I am getting a shooting pain from my neck/shoulder down to my elbow... I have some tingling, but no numbness. The pain in my shoulder seems to be all of the time. There are times I notice that it doesn't hurt, but for the most part it usually is pretty painful. I was told before that most of my pain is due to stress from my fusion on the levels above and below where I was fused, and DDD.
I have been seeing a chronic pain doc since about a year after I had my ACDF in 2009, but my pain level is still high. I know pain management is not going to take away all of my pain, but I am on some pretty strong stuff and it is freaking me out that I am still in this much pain.
I am waiting to hear back from my doctor to find out when I can get in to see the neuro, so until then I am just dealing with it. I am so ready to see him and find out what the heck is going on, and what my options are!