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I had c5-6 anterior cervical discectomy surgery a year ago. I still have nerve pain in my arms and scapula and can't work. Should I be better already?

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Surgery of neck is done to prevent further damage and by relieving pressure give a chance for nerve to regenerate.
Regeneration also depends on how much damage of the nerve was there before surgery. Sometimes recovery takes long time and it may not be complete. See your surgeon again, he may order more tests.

In brief: May be

Surgery of neck is done to prevent further damage and by relieving pressure give a chance for nerve to regenerate.
Regeneration also depends on how much damage of the nerve was there before surgery. Sometimes recovery takes long time and it may not be complete. See your surgeon again, he may order more tests.
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