anterior cervical fusion of t1-c7, c7-c6
with autograft bone. surgery was on apr 6,2011. I'm at 7 weeks recovery now.
Prior to surgery, I had right arm and shoulder pain, and right hand weakness(very distressing since I am a father of a 2 yr old , and I am a pianist).
After surgery I steadily improved. Pain gone, hand getting better. Feeling optimistic, playing piano.
But over this past weekend I experienced the return of some symptoms - some tingling in rt hand, and a bit weaker than usual.
I think I sat down too hard when getting in the car. I felt a tug in my neck. started having symptoms a few hours later.
Doctor said I have some imflamation and prescribed a 8 day pregnisone dose which I started today.
Question: anybody out there have any similar experience? I am worried that my fusion is failing.