I am 5 years post ACDF c5/6 and 6 days post disc replacement c6/7. Went in surgery with horrible shoulder blade, rib and trap pain, along with mild right arm nerve pain.
I came out of surgery with NO back pain! On day 4, I awoke in the middle of the night with an electrical current feeling in my left hand (never before) when I grasped the blankets to move them. Since the, I am feeling pain behind left shoulder blade which is new and more importantly, loss of strength in left hand and many "shocks" when I try to use my grip.
I'd hoped maybe just swelling and would improve,but does not seem to be the case.
I've not found much research about the risk of compressing a nerve on the other side during surgery. Anyone have experience with this?