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ACDF pain after

I had surgery for C5/C6 on November 20th and it went great. At my 1st check up my weight limit was increased to 15lbs. This past Monday I was getting dressed and when I put my left arm in my shirt I felt a horrible pain and now my left shoulder blade hurts again. Along with the pain the numbness in my left hand is back and sometimes in my left foot. I am concerned because after the surgery I had no numbness or tingling. The doctor said I could not damage the work he did so why does it hurt again after all this time, any feedback would be great!



  • it could simply be a flare up, and if it does not settle down, with using some ice, heat, topical creams and heat patches you can find in any pharmacy, give your surgeon's office a call.
    Sometimes, you can move in a way that you didn't know would cause pain and it does, but it usually settles down. If it is nerve related pain, then contact your surgeon.
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