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Neck Pain After Acdf Surgery
Therapy: The neck and shoulder are connected by several muscle groups and it's not uncommon to have pain in the neck after shoulder surgery and vice versa. Once you have healed from surgery you can start physical therapy to work on improving your range of motion, strength, and posture. This should improve the pain. ...Read more
I am 33female 5'5, very bad neck pain my c 6& C7 disk is deteriateing what can be done? Is surgery an option? Already had 3 injections no help pain
Surgery is an option: For patients that fail conservative treatment such as medication (nsaids), physical therapy, chiropractic, and steroid injections that have MRI evidence of disk disease and physical signs that correlate with the same levels, surgery is very effective in reducing pain. However, at your young age, the surgery can predispose other levels of your cervical spine to degenerate. ...Read more
Arm pain: Pinched neck nerves cause arm pain severity of pain can't be used as a surgical indicator see a specialist get a diagnosis treat the problem surgery only if other things fail if the pain generator is well identified and the problem has been effectively treated in peer reviewed studies for your condition that is the only reasonable path to surgery most acute neck pain is muscular that can be treate. ...Read more
Traction neuritis : I f your surgery was relatively recent (within 6 months) it should be considered a normal part of post op healing. When you yawn there is enormous stretch and strong contractions of various neck muscles that don't get this range of motion except when yawning. If you try yawning more frequently the scar tissue at the surgery site will loosen over time leading to less pull on the nerves causing pain. ...Read more
Better n effective ways to manage back & neck pain. Please advice. I am 60 yrs & have undergone spine surgery before 5 yrs?
See below: Unfortunately there is no "one size fits all" approach that I can give you here. My advice would be to see a physiatrist specializing in spine problems to help you figure out a program that works for you. ...Read more
I have so much wrong with my neck and symptoms like neck pain and arm pain is getting worse. What will happen long term if I don't get surgery?
I have neck pain really bad, all the time from an accident. Physical therapy doesn't help. Nothing does. Is there surgery available? What to do?!
No simple answer: Neck pain from an accident can have multiple potential causes. Pt is a great place to get started, but there are plenty of other conservative treatments to consider. Surgery for neck pain without any spinal instability is very ineffective. I would ask to be evaluated by a spine/pain specialists to discuss the situation and treatment options. ...Read more
I may have started exercising too early after thoracic outlet syndrome surgery and don't feel well with back a neck pain. What should I do?
Stop exercising...: I suggest you stop exercising, including weight control, at least for now, until you have the opportunity to follow-up with your surgeon. Your surgeon can give you the best idea as to when you can safely begin exercising again. You can apply ice or heat to the area (whichever feels better) and take acetaminophen or ibuprofen for the discomfort. But, if symptoms worsen, go to the ER for treatment! ...Read more
Can c-hnp cause posteror neck pain? If 3 epidurals. Nsaids. Nerontin didn't relieve painwhat othet options!? Do not want surgery im only 28 yrs.
Last year I had chiari malformation surgery, which helped but recently I've been getting very sick, and also have bad neck pain. Are they related?
Cervical hnp diagnosed. Arm shoulder neck pain persist even after various nonsurgical management for a year. Is surgery thr only option? Or stick w nonop
Could my intense neck pain b caused by cancerous nodule removal surgery I had last year on thyroid? Pain is in the back of neck. Trying 2 find source
5 yrs ago had a surgery on 5&6, have a metal plate. Once again -severe neck pain that radiates down back & arms w/ numbness, do I need another surgery?
Wife has daily neck pain for 3 years. Has been going to chiropractor, physical therapy, meds, special pillow, electro therapy. Surgery only option?
When someone has: Pain, the idea is to figure out why. You mention treatments she is having but not the diagnosis. Pain is a symptom what is causing the pain? ...Read more
Can someone please look at my MRI report and images and tell me honestly what are the chances of paralysis in the future if I don't have surgery. Numbness and arm pain and neck pain?
Can not say with MRI:
Nobody can predict chances of paralysis or progression of your condition without getting a detailed history of your symptoms and when and how it started,if there is history of trauma and response to the treatment
you are getting the right treatment with non steroidals anti inflammatory drugs and Physial therpy. What was the shoulder surgery for.
If not already done consult a good Spine Surgeon ...Read more
I have occipital neuralgia (neck pain, headaches, light sensitvity.) Upcoming cataract surgery — any meds or ways to prevent a flair up? L
Occipital Neuralgia: The Best treatments for ON prior to cataract surgery: Prescription muscle relaxants;Anticonvulsant drugs, such as Tegretol (carbamazepine) and Neurontin (gabapentin);Antidepressant medication; Short-term use of local nerve blocks and steroid injections; more info: eyedoc2020 blogspot com ...Read more
If my liver is between stage 2&3 from hep c & completed treatment should I take hydocodone for neck pain had decompression surgery on 4 5 6 disc?
Muscle spasms neck pain. Surgery was suggested doing pt instead. Was on Soma (carisoprodol) 1xday & made funtional. Now doc will only give flexireal non-funtional?
Neck Pain and Spasms: Not a good surgery I know of for neck pain and muscle spasms. If your doc suggested surgery before any other treatments, either you have one serious problem, or one all-too-avid-to-operate-doctor. If studies show nothing serious, try mckenzie pt (need a doc's rx), nsaids, ice/heat, salonpas hot patches. Pilates/yoga/piyo great as well, don't need a rx. Get a 2nd opinion. ...Read more
Can a wisdom teeth extractions cause referred arm and neck pain? The pain started about a week after the surgery when I went off of the pain meds.
Possible: Everything is possible, but it could be just coincidental, check back with your dentist, and your physician, depending on the extraction and your medical condition there could be a lot of reasons why you have pain in your arm and your neck., these are not normal post-operative symptoms. ...Read more
I have cervical spine stenosis. I have received conflictingn opinions fromd re surgery. I have tingling in& some neck pain but my arm s& fingers are f?
Surgery Indications: Typically, surgery is indicated when there is moderate to severe spinal stenosis either degenerative in origin or due to a herniated disk. Pain is an indication for surgery, but if your arms are not involved then surgery may be put on hold. Often worsening sensory changes or muscle weakness in the extremities is a definite indication that surgery may be needed. ...Read more
R arm/shoulder/neck pain ×7yrs. Hand is cold, fingers swollen. Surgeries include : wrist tendon release/bone spur, wrist for torn ligaments & radial nerve release. Zero pain relief. Where to go now?
Pain specialist: Have a pain specialist evaluate you to determine if you meet criteria for complex regional pain syndrome. ...Read more
Is it possiable to have neck pain and back pain after an acdf 7 months after? I have cervical sponilosis as well? Levels c 5-c7
All things are : Possible and the fact that you have ongoing neck pain needs to be evaluated to see if your fusion healed and if there are no adjacent level issues in the neck. The same process that caused your neck pain cold also be at work in your lower back. See your spine surgeon to have these issues evaluated. ...Read more
Four yrs. Post acdf c-5-6/6-7 can't look up, head check while driving, or use a PC due to neck pain and lack of range of motion, normal, permanent?
Not normal: After an acdf at those levels, you would have slightly decreased range of motion- but more with moving your head up and down. The majority of rotation comes from the higher cervical vertebra. You should see a physiatrist to determine the cause of your current symptoms and to recommend a treatment course to address your current lack of function. Also, need to make sure that there are no issues wit. ...Read more
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