Neurology Community
had fusion to c4 c5 and now left side of arm is doing the same as right...
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding neurology issues such as: Alzheimer's Disease, ALS, Autism, Brain Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Pain, Epilepsy, Headaches, MS, Neuralgia, Neuropathy, Parkinson's Disease, RSD, Sleep Disorders, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

had fusion to c4 c5 and now left side of arm is doing the same as right side did

i had a fusion to c4 and c5 and now the left side is starting to burn deep pain picking numbness could i have a c somewere else that needs to be fixed?
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
The location of the pain will tell the story.  It's possible the fusion has now irritated the other side, or the pins and bracket are irritating something in that location.  But if the fusion looks really good on scan, then could be finally getting C4 and 5 straight has affected the rest of your neck.  I mean, the position of everything changes a little, and so you could have a new little nerve that's being pushed on by various structures that have moved, like muscles and ligaments, and in time and with physical therapy it will go away.  Or could even be it's not so much a nerve problem as it is your muscles and so forth readjusting to the new position of your vertebrae.  

Your doc can get some pictures of the situation and perhaps let you know what's going on, or he may be so familiar with how people do after a fusion, that he'll be able to simply examine your neck as usual, and will be able to feel if it's muscle spasms or if a nerve is bothering you, and he will likely go for moderate treatment to see if it will settle down, before getting all involved in fixing this.  
Blank
2065517_tn?1331087003
i had my fusion in 2009 this new pain on left side just started a week ago it is starting like it did with the right side.  i go to dr monday to see i had mri but it did not include my neck so they might need to redo that part my back is such a mess. i have 11 childern but only 6 at home and want so bad to be able to do the things with them i use too. i try to push past it but some days it is real hard.
julie
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Amazing.  They do an MRI but not of the very thing that was a problem enough to where you had to have surgery.  I hear you, tho, back problems all over the spine can really ruin your routines.  I am in the same boat.  I can barely walk five minutes without starting to cry.  

With your new info, I can tell you perhaps it's either indeed you've now got another disc problem in your neck that may need repair or some sort of treatment, since you've had this problem before, or could be the fusion has begun to fail and needs surgical repair.  Hang in.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Neurology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Neurology Answerers
620923_tn?1405964489
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
144586_tn?1284669764
Blank
caregiver222
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Ball123
1689801_tn?1333986916
Blank
Dagun
Iceland
352007_tn?1372861481
Blank
LisaJF
1780921_tn?1384615710
Blank
flipper336
Chandler, AZ