I had my first posterior cervical fusion in 1998 c3- c5 which helped with extreme neck pain. For the past 5 years my right arm had been getting weaker and the neck pain was almost unbearable. I did not want to have another surgery because my first one was traumatic as I had a bone graft and I had to wear the brace 24/7 for 5 months. But I was getting worse with a myriad of symptoms. I found a great doctor and in April, 2013 I had to have an anterior cervical fusion c2 -t2. I was in the hospital for several days. Then I had very severe pain in my right arm and had to go in for more surgery in the later part of April, 2013 for a Foraminectomy (sp.?) which helped immensely with the neck pain and returned home to recover, although I lost the use of my right arm. But now there are more problems on my LEFT side.
For the past couple of weeks I have pain and electrical impulses and pain in my left arm. It's the worst at night. My left hand, especially my fingers, (middle, ring, and baby) hurt so much at night I can hardly bare it. Has anyone ever heard or experienced such a thing? I do not want to go to the doctor. I am afraid they will do another surgery.
Please let me know if anyone knows anything or has any suggestions! Thank you