Re: My Arms/hands Hurt!!
I have cervical disk issues from C3-6, and had a C4-5 ACDF last fall. I too have problems with arm pain. I had some arm pain before my surgery, but now since my surgery last fall its getting much worse as time passes. Recently I've been reading about something called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy which to my understanding is basically a chronic nerve pain cycle. I am not sure that is what I have, nor am I sure that is what is affecting the other posters in this thread. But it does seem to describe my symptoms and I do plan to ask my doctor about it. I also just started myofascial massage. I had my first session yesterday and wow did it feel wonderful! I am really hopeful that the massage therapy is going to help me be more comfortable regardless of what the underlying condition might be.
"It matters not how straight the gait
How charged with punishment the scroll.
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul."
-from William Ernest Henley's "Invictus"