Okay, for those of you having ACDF, how much improvement have you had?
Over the years I have had periods of extreme shoulder pain. At the time the docs said it was an impingement, rotator cuff, bursitis. Then later I was diagnosed with RA and assumed the periodic shoulder problems was from an RA flare. Then later told it could be from the severe stenosis in C4/5, C5/6 and C6/7.
After surgery I have read where some folks get instant relief of their shoulder problems and the weakness that goes with it. Also the pain radiating down the arm.
I am almost at the 5 week mark since my 3 level ACDF and my shoulders still bother me and my arms are very weak.
Now before surgery they told me the goal was to keep me from getting worse and not to expect improvement because of the spinal cord damage. I guess I am wondering how I compare with others. LOL
I still also get very tired. But that could be due to me not being able to take my Enbrel for my RA.
So those of you that had arm and shoulder symptoms, how are you doing after surgery??