I have tried but can’t figure out how to upload pics
A couple things, I am two weeks post surgery. As far as surgeries go, I think I’m doing well. I think I’m staying to panic bcus my NS and I don’t appear to be on the same page.
1. He wants me to take a wait and see approach and tells me it’ll take a lot of time to notice the gains from the decompression.
2. I understand this, but I’m convinced I’m dealing with 2 separate issues. I can’t even hold a drill out in front of me or cleanly lift a 5 pound weight from bottom to top using my left arm. I can use the arm good low and high, but the transition/rotation is the issue.
3. Everything I read says time is of the essence, so I really want to be proactive and I’m willing to consider almost any remedy. I called the Mayo Clinic and I’m curious of their thoughts.
4. 2 days after surgery I was able to lift the arm prettt smooth, but then it began to hurt again. I feel like I can now pin point the exact affected areas.
“I am two weeks post surgery…He wants me to take a wait and see approach and tells me it’ll take a lot of time to notice the gains from the decompression…Everything I read says time is of the essence.”
Time is no longer of the essence as that time was for decompression and the decompression is completed. I agree with your surgeon that it will now take time to determine the outcome. Give it 4 months to determine recovery potential.
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.