Posted 5/3/2020 2:42 PM (GMT -6)
I am almost 5 months post op acdf surgery. Recovery went well with no problems. All symptoms went away completely as soon as surgery was complete, until about 7 weeks ago when I moved to a new home. After moving, couches, tables and beds etc I noticed my index finger and middle finger got the familiar numbness and tingling I had before surgery. The doctor said it was possibly inflammation and prescribed prednisone. After finishing the steroid there was no change. My fingers have been numb ever since. On April 1st I returned to work as a CNA, heavy lifting included, and ever since I have had the return of constant, deep neck pain, burning in my shoulder blades, it runs down the back of my arm, my forearm and into my hand. The numbness in my fingers have became constant and now the back of my hand has been numb for over a week. Just holding my head up straight or turning my head sends burning pains all the way from my neck to my hand. The surgeon doesn't seem to think there should be anything wrong since I haven't had an "injury" Such as a car accident and will not even see me until the end of June. My neck is having worse problems than before I had surgery and seems to only be getting worse. Has anyone had problems like this? Is this something to worry about?