Post ACDF pain

Post ACDF pain
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  • AvatarDonald Corenman, MD, DC
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    You might have a radiculopathy (compression of the nerve root in the neck) but you could also have a peripheral neuropathy (compression of the nerve in the elbow or wrist) or even a brachial plexopathy due to the shoulder surgery. See https://neckandback.com/conditions/cubital-tunnel-syndrome/, https://neckandback.com/conditions/carpal-tunnel-syndrome/, https://neckandback.com/conditions/thoracic-outlet-syndrome/, https://neckandback.com/conditions/thoracic-outlet-syndrome/, https://neckandback.com/conditions/radiculopathy-pinched-nerve-in-neck/

    An MRI of the neck would be one of the next steps.

    Dr. Corenman

    PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
     
    Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.
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    When I look at the radiculopathy pattern, my pain and paresthesia follow the C6-C7 pattern.
    https://smartypance.com/radiculopathy-rapid-review/
    The 2018 MRI showed C6-C7 uncovertebral hypertrophy contributes to moderate to severe bilateral neural foramina narrowing.
    Could physical therapy for the shoulder be irritating C6-C7?

    THANKYOU!!!

    Claudia

    AvatarDonald Corenman, MD, DC
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    If you had foraminal narrowing in 2018 at C6-7 and your current symptoms fit with a C7 nerve involvement, I think you have your answer. Do not extend your neck (look up) to prevent further compression of that root.

    Dr. Corenman

    PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
     
    Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.
    AvatarDonald Corenman, MD, DC
    Moderator
    Post count: 6845

    If you had foraminal narrowing in 2018 at C6-7 and your current symptoms fit with a C7 nerve involvement, I think you have your answer. Do not extend your neck (look up) to prevent further compression of that root.

    Dr. Corenman

    PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
     
    Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.
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    Okay, I will get a new MRI. Would that also show the status of my fusion or do I need flexion/extension x-rays for that? It was over 12 months ago that I had the ACDF.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you and GOD BLESS YOU!!!

    Claudia

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    I would like to do a phone consultation with you after I get the results.

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