About Me: Female, 38, Dallas, TX, member since May 2010
I had a fusion at C5-6 in 2003 and recently had another fusion at C6-7. I herniated about 6 months after first fusion (C6-7) and two more times since (C3-4 and C4-5). I am having severe pain. I am in pain! My numbness was severe, it felt like fire, in right arm and f
[More]ingers and I had and still have weakness in left arm. Recently my elbow has really started hurting. I was really looking forward to being able to get off medications but I am in so much pain still I am starting to wonder if I will ever be able to stop taking medication for pain. I am trying to stay positive but I am hurting. After first fusion (C5-6) I felt better within two weeks and was able to stop taking medication. I am at week three and I am in pain and my elbow is really hurting. The positive is the numbness in right arm and hand/fingers is gone but I still have weakness in left arm and now in last couple of days my elbow is really hurting. Will I ever be normal?
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