Had tingling in left arm and hand. Continuous left shoulder pain for 6 months. What clinched surgery for me was surgeon doing strength tests on arms. Left was much weaker and I hadn't even noticed. Also bicep was 2 inches less in diameter. In addition, I was starting to get numbness in left leg and had been having trouble with right leg for a year.
Had the surgery on Feb 7, 2017 on ç5-ç6. Left next day with shoulder pain still and was worried. Shoulder pain gone by 3 days later. No tingling in arm, but still do have some numbness in left leg.
No pain pills after 2 days at home. Worst part is being bored stiff. Also, would love to ditch the hard collar. Can't understand why some surgeons want the collars and some not. Not wearing it 24/7; I think that would make neck incredibly weak.
Just wanted to report a good story so far. Also, it's getting real hard to even see the incision.