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Agitated pain, weakness in arm with C6/C7 LAMINECTOMY.

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I'm recovering from cervical spinal surgery (c3/c4 fused, front incision/c6/c7 laminectomy rear incision). Surgery completed 14 weeks ago. I recently traveled by plane and agitated the pain and weakness in my arm and back (pulling a suitcase, moving my neck). I'm wondering how likely it is this agitation is temporary.

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If there is recent development of weakness then it may be of serious nature.This may be related to your excessive movement .If this is increasing then you should get yourself checked with your Doctor.This may be due to compression of bony or soft tissue component on your spinal cord, which needs to be examined by a doctor.
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Patient replied :

thank you doctor. I saw a spine specialist doctor today. He examined me carefully. There is no weekness. He indicated my pain could be increased inflamation. He is doing an x-ray and MRI tomorrow. is no weakness a good sign?

No weakness is a good sign.No weakness means no compression of motor nerves.
Fel free to discuss further,
Wish you good health.

Dr. Mukesh Tiwari
Category: Spine Surgeon
Fellowship - Khandaka Hospital, Jaipur
Residency - MS, Rabindranath Tagore Medical College, Udaipur, 2000
Medical School, Internship - MBBS, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, 1995
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