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Post-op pain

I had ACDF with plating c5-6, 6-7 done 7-25-08, I want to know if it is normal to have pain in in my lower neck, shoulder and between my shoulder blades ~{ like the pain is in the T-1-2 area now }. If I tense up at all it hurts. Today 8-28-08, my right hand has started to tingle and go to sleep if I have my hand over my head. I am just woundering if this is normal post op type things or should I contact my surgeon?? Thank you for your time.
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How are you?
Some of the complications of ACDF surgery are bleeding, infections, and pain. Nerve damage can occur due to surgery, it can cause numbness and pain.
I would suggest you to inform your neurosurgeon immediately of the tingling numbness and pain. It is important to make sure there is no nerve damage or hematoma formation.
Take care!

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I have the same thing happening to me on the left side and terrible pain shoulder and between shoulder blades.  I went back to DR and they said "isn't nothing relating to what they did with surgery and is probably stress".  Stress -- - I haven't been back to work since surgery in May and have just had a nerve root block done a week ago and still in pain.  I don't know what else to do or where else to turn.  Also have done PT, heat, ice, cortizone shots.  For the tremors/shakes they gave me propranolol (which is a high blood pressure med).  If you have found anything out PLEASE let me know.  I think they think it in my head!!
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