So I just had anterior cervical fusion 4 weeks ago. I was in intense pain for about a year in my upper neck and quadrin. I am a hairstylist and in November of 06 I started experiencing numbness in my hands, arms, and chest. I thought I had Thorasic Outlet Syndrome, my doctor referred me for an MRI showing I had disc 3 4 5 herniated into my spinal cord causing the pain, I immediatly had surgery, returned to work 2 weeks later per doctors orders and I now I am right back where I started, same pain is back, hands are going numb, cold and get extreme pain in them. My neck doesn't hurt anymore, but my hands are always numb, had more test, they say I have moderate carrpel tunnel, hands are still numb and hurt, I wear the brace on the right hand, carpel tunnel is not bothering me I have had it for years and known it, i know the difference in the pain, so I think I may really have thorasic outlet syndrome, I have studied the diesease and I fit the symptoms, I don't want it. i don't, in fact I am so angry. I don't want any of this pain, This is just the beginning for doctors and diagnosis, so I am nervous and so far don't like the neurologist that says UMM you shouldn't be in pain or have numbness that is strange, ,..I have screamed and shouted alone and I am so fustrated,....what is wrong with me? I thought the cervical fusion was going to take care of the problem,...it seems worse......so I am bewildered.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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