It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Spinal Cord Disorders Message Board

  • Headaches And Loss Of Mobility In Left Arm

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 10-11-2005, 06:21 AM   #1
    CHETNSUE
    Senior Member
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Jan 2004
    Location: CENTRAL NEW JERSY
    Posts: 113
    CHETNSUE HB User
    Question Headaches And Loss Of Mobility In Left Arm

    I was wondering if anyone has had the same problems or similar to what I am going thru? I will give you a brief history and then tell you what is going on right now. For years I have suffered from Migraines and numbness in my arm and neck region, along with the tingling and loss of mobility. On August 4, 2004 I had an ACDF with own Bone Graft, Titanium Plating and 5 Screws. Was doing well for a month or two then when I laid down I was going numb again, but I had no headaches and no other pain. Then on June 9, 2005 had a Spinal Cord Stuimulator put in. This has helped tremendously. My pain level went from a 7 to a 1 or 2. Recently I have noticed that I have been getting my headaches back again, but not as bad as they used to be, but they are hanging around for awhile. also i notice when I lay down my left arm/shoulder locks up and has pain in it. I am beginining to think i might have a Rotator Cuff problem. But I am no Doctor. It also Pops when I move it in certain positions. If any can help or suggest something I would greatly appreciate it.
    Thanks Sue
    __________________
    ACDF C5-C6-C7 W/OWN BONE TITANIUM PLATING 5 SCREWS 8/03/04 DORSAL SCS 6/09/05 RESEAT SCS 02/06. LUMBAR DECOMPRESSION, AND SCS REPLACEMENT 05/14/08, LUMBAR FLUID REMOVAL 06/13/08
    SUSAN

     
    Sponsors Lightbulb
       
    Old 10-17-2005, 03:27 AM   #2
    zoey1
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Jun 2004
    Posts: 552
    zoey1 HB User
    Re: Headaches And Loss Of Mobility In Left Arm

    I was thinking about how you were doing you had the surgery a month after i did when i had c6 and c7 fused;

    I'm a little over a year and 3 months out, i still have problems daily and still on regular doses of pain meds.

    I noticed over the weekend the nubmness and new areas of spams too.
    Facail ones that make it difficult to chew, swallow.

    I wonder if you ever got to a rhumatologist? Got a artithus work up?
    What is so weird about numbness it can be attributed to Thryioditus, diabetes (nerve damage) as well pinched nerves in general.....
    So in answer to your question yep numbness is back for me not sure of root cause yet, seeing an endrocrinologist on 25th......
    When so many things are off it is just hard at times figuring out root causes.
    Stay on top of pain management and i hope you get answers soon glad to see you post again and a familar name soft hugals
    d

     
    Old 10-18-2005, 12:01 PM   #3
    CHETNSUE
    Senior Member
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Jan 2004
    Location: CENTRAL NEW JERSY
    Posts: 113
    CHETNSUE HB User
    Re: Headaches And Loss Of Mobility In Left Arm

    The first Surgery went well and most of the symptoms did go away, but then new ones came about. The numbing of the arms and neck region when I laid down and some other things. My headaches went away also. I put up with the new problem for about 10 months before having a second surgery done. Which was the Spinal Cord Stimulator. Since that was put in i have been doing a whole bunch better, but then recently I started with the headaches and my shoulder arm all have been acting up. i am unsure of what is causing this. In a way I am not sure I want to. I don't think I could handle more surgery. For now I deal with it one day at a time. I am afraid to say anything, they may think that I enjoy getting put under, or that this is in my mind. I know what I am going thru and I won't stand for it it to much longer if the annoyance gets worse.
    Any input would be great from everyone.
    __________________
    ACDF C5-C6-C7 W/OWN BONE TITANIUM PLATING 5 SCREWS 8/03/04 DORSAL SCS 6/09/05 RESEAT SCS 02/06. LUMBAR DECOMPRESSION, AND SCS REPLACEMENT 05/14/08, LUMBAR FLUID REMOVAL 06/13/08
    SUSAN

     
    Old 10-19-2005, 07:49 AM   #4
    dennisgb
    Inactive
     
    Join Date: May 2004
    Posts: 555
    dennisgb HB User
    Re: Headaches And Loss Of Mobility In Left Arm

    Hi,

    I'm sorry to hear that this is moving in the wrong direction (again).

    I know this seems like an obvious question, but have you talked to your docs about this?

    It sounds like you have your own suspicions about what's going on, so I guess I would just go and talk it over with your docs.

    I can understand your reluctance about more surgery, but if you do have a rotator cuff problem, it might explain things...

    Dennis

     
    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    Many reasons for hair loss Audrey-B Hair Loss / Alopecia 45 09-03-2008 03:39 PM
    loss of mobility and lumps in hands and feet Jules37 Open to All Other Health Topics 4 08-18-2008 03:57 PM
    Permanent upper peripheral vision loss, severe headaches, etc? HELP!! ltking68 Hormone Problems 9 10-26-2007 01:21 AM
    Sleep paralysis and severe headaches. MSterday Multiple Sclerosis 18 09-05-2006 03:56 PM
    Crazy headaches and face pain - Help! ntumin Headaches & Migraines 0 01-12-2005 08:28 AM




    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off




    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:50 PM.





    2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!