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A question, Is this related to the neck? - Bummer Knees - 09-30-2011 07:24 PM
I have a question about the cervical spine.
Just a brief update on the neck injury.
ACDF of C5-6 was Feb 14, of this year, every month I see a little improvement although I still have periods of high pain.
This week the pain levels have been high, top of shoulders, back of neck, right arm nerve pain.
Yesterday I was moving some things in my booth at the flea market, nothig heavy but some awkard and over the head work placing a shelf on a wall mount.
The pain started increasing shortly after I got home, top of the shoulders and neck was worse and left arm. Been up since 1:00 am using the tens unit, pain meds.
Today I have limited use/movement of the (other) left arm and can not rotate it in, lots of elbow pain, sharp pains in th wrist & hand.
My Question: Is this sounding like a new injury or problems from the neck.
The neck injury is not part of work comp, I was able to keep it out of the claim.
I know I should not have moved things around but the Bummer is stubborn.
RE: A question, Is this related to the neck? - Cervical_Fusion - 09-30-2011 08:14 PM
Bummer sounds like more neck related pains,,after my first cervical fusion c5-c6. I contined to have pain as you are describing, then later had to have them go back and they removed 2 more dis. It was the disc above and below the previous fusion, so now they are all fused together. c4-c5-c6- and c7 with one big arse plate attached with like 8 screws in it and i still have neck, shoulder and arm pain.
RE: A question, Is this related to the neck? - Bummer Knees - 09-30-2011 09:10 PM
Thank you for answering CF
I just wasn't for sure on this. According to the neurosurgeon I no longer have pressure on the spine and he dosn't know why I continue to have the pain I experience. My primary also an osteopath says I likely have perm nerve damage.
What I do not like about this is what the pain is doing to the BP, not good.
RE: A question, Is this related to the neck? - Cervical_Fusion - 10-01-2011 03:11 AM
(09-30-2011 09:10 PM)Bummer Knees Wrote: Thank you for answering CF
That ws when i started the BP meds.
RE: A question, Is this related to the neck? - Bummer Knees - 10-01-2011 08:52 AM
Been talking to Bodybuilder about the neck issues and the BP, she suggest I talk to my doctor about medication.
Normal BP for me is 80/60, yesterday it was 156/110.
RE: A question, Is this related to the neck? - bronco54501 - 10-01-2011 09:24 AM
Sorry to hear of the pains, hope its just from over using and not somthing gone bad.... The BP is a big issue, I hope they get that taken care of, thats in danger zone.. My normal bp with meds are 135/80, but when I go to my dr and have to walk pain levels shoot and bp raises to 160/90 range........
RE: A question, Is this related to the neck? - Bummer Knees - 10-01-2011 10:51 AM
My BP did drop yesterday after using the tens unit to 136/? don't remember the bottom number.
The class I am taking this semester is office 2010 and we just started the excel program working on speadsheets.
I am pretty good with accounting and like working with numbers but those days the pain is up, well nothing makes sense and I just can not think. Not wanting to do the homework on the high pain days has put me behind with this class.
RE: A question, Is this related to the neck? - jayne - 10-03-2011 10:26 AM
Kathy,I am gonna shoot you...you know better.....
RE: A question, Is this related to the neck? - Bummer Knees - 10-03-2011 07:20 PM
Jayne that is about what Dennis is saying but I do not want to drop the class. I will try and stick it out and see how it goes.
I will be starting physical therapy Oct 10th and will be having therapy for three week to help reduce the pain levels.