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Any input would be helpful. I'm 50. Is it possible for PN to return years after shingles due to surgery?
I had shingles in 2012. It affected my RIGHT breast, shoulder, arm and upper back. The PN lasted for about 6 months. It greatly decreased to not needing any Neurotin for it. In 2015 I had a bulging disc in my neck that paralyzed my LEFT side. (Woke up one morning and the entire left side of my body was numb). I had nerve root damage. I had cervical spine fusion surgery. From the moment I woke up from surgery til today, 15 months later. My RIGHT shoulder and arm is in pain. Nothing shows up on CT, X-rays or MRI's. I've had Nerve Conduction Study w/ needle test, (2 weeks ago) on both arms which shows nerve damage and weakness.
Now understand, my pain has not been to the level as it was during Shingles, but it is constant.
Could the spinal surgery have triggered my PN again?
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