I had an l5/s1 fusion in June 2013 which was Thank G-d and my surgeon, 100% successful.
Since then I have had problems wth a bulging disc in my neck at c5/c6 and have had a couple of exacerbation s with some referred arm pain but now I am in real trouble.
It started about just over 2 weeks ago with some neck pain and referred pain down my arm. After a couple of days it suddenly got much worse and the pain in my shoulder and arm became excruciating and went into spasm. I had three sessions of physio which made it worse and I am now totally incapacitated, I can only walk a few steps before I go into spasm, I can only lie in a reclining chair with my neck supported at all times and I can't lift or hold anything in my right hand. I went to the dr and got Percocet, Valium and arcoxia to manage the pain, which it is, only just, and have an appointment with a neurosurgeon on oct 1st. In the meantime I am totally dependant on family and friends since any activity is excruciatingly painful. I would welcome some advice or support... Is anyone out there experiencing the same?