Nerve lost of right arm after stenosis surgery.

Posted by siltennis @siltennis, Sep 29, 2023

After my neck stenosis surgery left with no use of my right arm. Inflamation of surgery area pressing on arm nerve. Doctor claims will heal in 9-10 weeks. Now he says maybe months, Anyone ever hear of this?

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That's horrible. I am so sorry that you are going through that.

Is there any way that you can get another doctor's opinion?


@siltennis Welcome to Connect. I am a cervical spine surgery patient. How long has it been since your surgery? I know that's hard waiting to see if something will improve and not knowing and I'm sorry your are going through this. At some point in time after an appropriate amount of healing, a physical therapist may be able to help. There is a lot of inflammation in the beginning, and it takes about 6 weeks just to heal the incision. What about using some ice to help with the swelling? That would be a question to ask the surgeon. Was the surgeon referring to nerves healing in 10 months? Nerves do take a very long time to heal and don't like to be touched or have pressure on them. When you say you have no use of our arm is that because of pain or weakness? Do you have any feeling in your arm?


Both of my sister's had the cervical surgery. The older one took about 6 or 7 months with a lots of PT to get the use back in her right arm.
My other sister had the same surgery. She doesn't have the right feeling in her hands or feet. But she was like that before the surgery. So, it's been about 6 months and no improvement as of yet.

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