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Board: Back Problems 02-28-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By bshorter30
Re: anyone had arm weakness after cervical surgery?

I'd give it time Hun when nerves are pinches it takes your body time to Refried or repair the nerves.
Board: Back Problems 02-28-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By bshorter30
Re: anyone had arm weakness after cervical surgery?

I was weak and numb for a little over a month. I am great now no numbness or weakness. I do have nerve twitched every so often.
Board: Back Problems 02-27-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By bshorter30
Re: anyone had arm weakness after cervical surgery?

Yea enforce surgery my dominate arm would drop half gallons of milk. Before surgery I could bearly write. So ya it could be a lot worse lol
Board: Back Problems 02-27-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By bshorter30
Re: anyone had arm weakness after cervical surgery?

I had major arm weakness and numbness when I herneiated c5-c6. After I had ACDF it got better but took a week.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-14-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By bshorter30
Re: Ankle replacement questions

No sadly I haven't had it done yet. After scheduling my surgery my mother inlaw broke her arm and needed taking care of. While doing that I herneiated my neck and had to have my neck fused. I am...
Board: Back Problems 01-14-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 337
Posted By bshorter30
Re: How to tell if I have a damaged nerve

Nerve damage is a tricky thing to figure out on your own. I would go see your straightaway!
Board: Back Problems 01-12-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By bshorter30
Re: Anterior Cervical fusion vs foraminotomy?

Haha I feel ya ! My neck was my first surgery that went by the books. I've got major ankle issues that I've been dealing with my whole life. So I totally know what ya mean.
Board: Back Problems 01-11-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By bshorter30
Re: Anterior Cervical fusion vs foraminotomy?

Yea I can see what you mean but there are major weight bearing muscles in the neck. So that's probably why they want to go in through the neck. Just ask your dr about going in through the back.
Board: Back Problems 01-11-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By bshorter30
Re: Anterior Cervical fusion vs foraminotomy?

My symptoms were shoulder blade pain and shoulder joint pain. The kind that my pain meds I was already on didn't touch. I had right arm tingling and numbness that started in my shoulder and traveled...
Board: Back Problems 01-07-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By bshorter30
Re: Anterior Cervical fusion vs foraminotomy?

In july 3 2013 I had an ACDF of c-5/c-6 it totally helped me and with in 4 days was feeling much better. After surgery I woke up with no numbness or tingling and my nerve pain was gone. The only...
Board: Back Problems 12-22-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 671
Posted By bshorter30
Re: Feeling sad

So sorry sweety!! I hope you find a dr that cares about your issues and wants to mek you feel better!! Sending prayers and good joojoo
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 10-15-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 524
Posted By bshorter30
Re: Am back Again! Looking at more surgery to fix more problems brostrom successful!

Oh man sorry to hear! I totally understand how you feel. I have had ankle issues my whole life. I'm only 32 and am going to have to have my ankle replaced very soon. Just look at the bright side,...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 10-15-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By bshorter30
Re: Ankle Replacement vs. Fusion

I have had neither but from what I have read it can be done. I'm only 32 and need an ankle replacement. I have put it on hold due to neck surgery. Good luck Hun!
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 10-09-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By bshorter30
Re: The Fearful Foot

Hey Hun !
Your very lucky it's been easy recovering from surgery! Now for the skin issue, I used an exfoliant like saint Ives to help get the dead skin off my leg, while avoiding my incision site....
Board: Back Problems 09-29-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 278
Posted By bshorter30
Re: Ankle injury & Air Cast

Oh I would wear it all the time if you can to protect it while sleeping for the first month or so.
Board: Back Problems 09-05-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By bshorter30
Re: Please help

Yes I know what your talking about its the loss of the curvature of your neck causes the muscles to work more to support your head. When I herneiated a disc in my neck my shoulder hurt not my neck....
Board: Back Problems 09-05-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By bshorter30
Re: Please help

Hello Hun ,

Can you better describe your pain? Is it shocking pain , or achy tight? If the pain is from muscle spasms icy hot or a sports cream will help. Also ice or heat 20 mins on every hour. ...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-28-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 767
Posted By bshorter30
Re: Pain control following flatfoot reconstruction surgery.

I would talk to your doctor about the concern. Maybe he has a reason for the lower dose.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-28-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By bshorter30
Re: Cortisone injection scheduled-Help!

I think it would be worth a try. The doctors use it as a dignostic tool to determine how sever the pain is. I hoped it would have helped with the pain but at least it helped with the swelling. Good...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-27-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By bshorter30
Re: Cortisone injection scheduled-Help!

I have had 3 in my ankle after having debridment and tendon/ ligament repair, at about the 4 month post op mark. Pain wise they helped a little like Tylenol would, but with the inflammation it worked...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-26-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 359
Posted By bshorter30
Re: foot discomfort

You should check out the back problems board. They could give you better advice on this. From experience I had c5c6 fused July 3 rd it might be nerve damage or just the nerves reconfiguring them...
Board: Back Problems 08-23-2013, 04:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By bshorter30
Re: I have a few questions.

Typically most people start with a visit to their primary dr. Then he does the X-rays and refers you to a neurosurgeon , or orthospine dr.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-21-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,378
Posted By bshorter30
Re: Ankle fusion and replacement

Oh your welcome Hun !
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-21-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,248
Posted By bshorter30
Re: Post-traumatic ankle arthritis

Yes I saw the same thing on a show. I'm also waiting because on having my neck fused due to a herneaited disc , and I promised my kids I would wait awhile. It just sucks to have to take pain meds...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-21-2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,378
Posted By bshorter30
Re: Ankle fusion and replacement

It's basically a "brand" of prostedic ankle joint. Like what they would use for hips or knees. Just with ankle it's so much more complicated piece of equipment.
Board: Back Problems 08-17-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,906
Posted By bshorter30
Re: Gabapentine

I hope it works Hun! Lord knows I would be in a world of hurt with out it.
Board: Back Problems 08-17-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,906
Posted By bshorter30
Re: Gabapentine

Hey Hun ! Sorry to hear about your pain !! I have been on it for almost a year for nerve damage after surgery on my ankle. I take it twice a day or believe me my foot lets me know! My NS also popped...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-07-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By bshorter30
Re: I Overdid It

Hey Hun,

Take it easy!!!!! Toes above your nose and ice. You don't want to have more surgeries and develope arthritis ! I'm only 32 and never listened to the doctors as a kid and into my 20's, and...
Board: Back Problems 08-07-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By bshorter30
Re: Boss, coworkers think I am exagerating

Hey Hun,
Sorry you have to deal with people like that. I understand totally, people alway doubt pain if they cant see it. The especially doubt you if you try and put on a happy face. They don't...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 07-29-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,248
Posted By bshorter30
Re: Post-traumatic ankle arthritis

Hey Orlando,

I was just checking in to see how you have been. I didn't have my ankle replaced this summer because of a neck herneiation. Hope all is well.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 07-28-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,378
Posted By bshorter30
Re: Ankle fusion and replacement

Yes I was also told that there wasn't really any rescearch so he couldn't say what would happen. Now I did know there might need to be revisions and or fusion later on. I wanted more ROM and...
Board: Arthritis 07-28-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,062
Posted By bshorter30
Re: is anyone taking cymbalta for their arthritis?

I have taken it but am allergic to it. ( found out after taking it). I felt like I had the flu with no energy, and just out of it. It took me three days to come off it and I only took three doses.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 07-26-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 311
Posted By bshorter30
New pain in ankle

Hello all !
Well the last few days the inside bone of my ankle hurts like a, well really bad to say the least at least a 7 or 8. I have had many many ankle twist / sprains, 1 fibula break , then a...
Board: Orthopedic 07-26-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,016
Posted By bshorter30
Re: Extra bone in ankle causing problems

Sounds like your extra bone has created instability in the ankle Causing the injuries. With every twist and sprain your damaging your ligaments and tendons as well as creating arthritic issues. I...
Board: Orthopedic 07-26-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 486
Posted By bshorter30
Re: Rock Climbing Ankle Injury due to fall

I would say he might need surgery for the tendon from experience it's the only way to fix them. As for everything else rest elevation ice ice ice. It should get better with time. Good luch
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 07-26-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,378
Posted By bshorter30
Re: Ankle fusion and replacement

Yes an ankle that has been fused can be replaced and vice versa. Hurtzdonut you are not to young with enough damage. Im 32 and was going to have mine replaced this summer but hurt my neck and had to...
Board: Back Problems 07-26-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By bshorter30
Re: Cervical Spine Damage

Hello Hun,
I had 1 herneaited disc at c5-c6 and I had to have surgery due to weakness and numbness. I would be very careful when lifting,pushing,pulling, and bending over. All this puts strain on...
Board: Back Problems 07-18-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By bshorter30
Re: Neck injections needing advice

I had a neck injection but don't remember what was in it. I had hot flashes, mood swings , and sweets craving. Hope it helps. Also if you post what she is experiencing then it might help with...
Board: Back Problems 07-17-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By bshorter30
Re: Activity after surgery

I would try waiting tv on a iPod or iPad. You can get most cable channel apps and watch it while you are walking and such. I'm with you, I'm bored too. Sometimes I overdo it around the house but I...
Board: Back Problems 07-12-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By bshorter30
Re: Lower back problems..

Oh your welcome Hun !! Yes I like you have that issue and it sucks. I would maybe go see your primary dr and see if he will refer you to a neurosurgeon or orthopedic surgeon that only works on the...
Board: Back Problems 07-12-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By bshorter30
Re: Lower back problems..

Hey Hun,

I have had that stuck feeling with pain if I tried to move. Typically I always had it get stuck in the bath tub lol. Turns out my hips were twisted. I went 10 years with this pain,...
Board: Back Problems 07-12-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By bshorter30
Re: Fusion - Loose Disc Fragments

I have no idea. But I would call the hospital and get your surgery notes. Maybe looking over them will answer your questions.
Board: Back Problems 07-12-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By bshorter30
Re: right shoulder blade pain

Hello and welcome to the health boards!! When I had shoulder blade pain mine was from muscle spasms and nerve pain caused by a herneiated disc. Can you describe the type of pain your having and how...
Board: Back Problems 07-08-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 318
Posted By bshorter30
Acdf

Hey all I'm 5 days post op from ACDF c5-c6. I just thought I would post a follow up seeing as my recovery is going great. I no longer have neck pain, numbness, or tingling in my arms. The only pain...
Board: Back Problems 07-05-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By bshorter30
Re: Vitamins after surgery?

My neurosurgeon put me on calcium and vitamin d , I already take magnesium and b12, after my ACDF. Good luck.
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 07-04-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By bshorter30
Re: Surgery or not

Well most of my neurological symptoms are gone. My neck aches sometimes throbs. The neck swallowing is the worst for me. They game me. Tracheotomy on top of the opening for work to be done. So yea...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 07-03-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By bshorter30
Re: Surgery or not

Well I made it through my surgery this morning ,well. My neck at the back aches a little. In front where they went in hurts like h E double hockey stick. ACDF so far sucessful ! I will update later...
Board: Pain Management 07-02-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,154
Posted By bshorter30
Re: Non Narcotic medicine for pain relief

I used cymbolta it worked for the pain but I was allergic to it. Also tramadol(sp?)
Board: Back Problems 07-01-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,390
Posted By bshorter30
Re: Extreme Fear/Anxiety about the Future...

No change ,

DDD is aging of the spine. I doubt he got it from the accident, it was just diagnosed afterwards. Same for the bone spurs they take time. As for the whiplash each person is totally...
Board: Back Problems 07-01-2013, 05:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By bshorter30
Re: Date with the surgeon

Good luck with surgery Hun!!!!
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