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Old 02-13-2013, 01:39 AM #11
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thank you for your reply. It's reassuring to know that someone was facing the same limitations and had a full recovery. I did have PT and OT
after i left the hospital i know its important.
guess i just have to be patient, like the doc said.
just wondering if your surgeon discussed the possibility of C5 palsy before your surgery. mine didn't
linda
I would think by now you would have had EMG/NCV and MRI with contrast if your situation has worsened since the surgery???
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Just wondering if my symptoms are similar with others. My surgery was March 12th of this year my right arm is still 90% paralyzed my left probably 50 I see no improvement and almost four months after surgery anyone with this surgery have you had the same complications I keep getting sick of hearing from my doctor that I am on schedule and it takes 6 to 8 months. Just last few days I've felt twitches in my spine tingling that I haven't felt before I'm also wondering if this is common.

I to had C-5 surgery, now a 2nd for c-5 palsy... Rt arm nothing, left weak, 4 months in still being told to be patient... My wife feeds me, drink from straw, etc....

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What PT did you do? Everytime I've done it, it made my neck worse! I'm desperate to improve

[QUOTE=dexy77;950332][QUOTE=LindaH;948992
Hi,
I had a c4-6 fusion with a severe cord impingement c5 and woke up from surgery with no use of my lt arm and no hand grasp. Two weeks later i was in physical therapy and after 6months had 75% back and a few months later 100%. Work hard in therapy and give it time. Take care and hope this helps![/QUOTE]
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i'm new to this forum, but have posted for years on the Parkinson's Forum. I am looking for any information on C5 palsy, and would like to hear from others with this condition.
About 2 months ago i had surgery on my cervical disks (C3-6) due to a herniation, that was close to bursting. the surgery went ok, but afterwards i lost the use of my right hand and arm.
The docs said this was a rare side effect of surgery on the C5 disk, snd should correct itself in time. They "hoped" that i would get full functioning back and i should be patient.

I did some research, but didn't find much -- i did find estimates between 4 months - 12+ months for recovery, and that no treatment is suggested
I was referred for PT and OT.

Again,they said be patient. I don't think the docs understand that how debilitating this condition can be. I'm trying to use my left hand as much as possible, but i need help now for just simple activities of daily living - ssuch as dressing, cooking, bathing. i've lost all of my independence. I'm worried that i could be in the 30% that one study predicted won't fully recover.

Has anyone else been diagnosed with C5 palsy, how was it treated and what was your outcome?
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I know exactly how you feel. After my neck surgery I lost my left shoulder. Its been over a year now. Shoulder joint is fine but cant lift it. It hangs. My arm, hand and fingers are fine. They are saying I have this dystonia now. I dont completely agree. I get it. This craps sucks but doctors just dont get it. Still working this out and trying to beat it. Life like this is terrible.
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