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I just had neck surgery March 24 a 6 fusion I believe. I had a 5 laminnectomy a few years ago (went in from the back) I had a lot of pain and finally through a malogram they found to big spurs pressing on my spinal cord. They cut off those spurs and made cages and fill them with the spur substance to fuse the vertebrates, after surgery my left arm has had pain which was really bad but now has let up but still there. My left thumb is almost completely numb and my neck pain is still there. Anyone else ever had a problem similar?

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replied May 26th, 2017
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It is common for some form of pain to persist or increase during the period of recovery.

The increased pain is due to neural irritation that is associated with the inflammation in the healing zone.

The pain would improve with time. You may consult with your doctor for improved pain medications to help manage the pain.

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