Help! Really need advice on arm function loss
I am hoping that someone could please give me some advice. It will be exactly a year last week since my posterior C3-T2 laminectomy, foramanectomy and fusion. Prior to the surgery, I was able to do a limited bicep curl with the left arm. I had the surgery due to nerve compression in the left arm from the C3 to C6 area. I felt the nerve was getting somewhat stronger in the left arm but then this past April and May I lost the ability to do any type of bicep curl when standing. I can do it from a sitting position. Also, I am finding that I am unable to turn my arm palm up when I cross it across my body. I am also experiencing weakness in the tricep. It is only these isolated movements that I have lost. Is it possible to have some level of function and lose it 6 months after surgery? I am so stressed out by this. It doesn't appear to be getting any worse but I am so nervous that I may have some sort of progressive neurological disease. In the meantime, my right arm is getting a bit stronger. I noticed that the weakness is more pronounced when my muscles are in spasm. My doctor is sending me to a physiologist but I am scared to death. What could possibly be happening? Any help would be appreciated.