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Little throbbing pain in neck after lifting heavy weight. Histroy of artificial disc replacement. Serious?

i just had artificial disc replacement a little over 2 wks ago.they replaced c5 and c6.i was told not to lift more than 20 lbs for 4 to 6wks and not paying attention i carried a 5 gallon container of paint which had about 3 1/2 gallons in it which weighs about 40 lbs up stairs into my attic with 1 arm.i am terrified i hurt would i know if i did any damage.i am not in bad pain just feel a little throbbing in my neck.
Asked On : Sun, 28 Apr 2013
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Dear friend, welcome to Healthcaremagic!
I am Dr. Prasad Akole (Critical Care Expert- and am glad to address to your query here.

Undue weight may pose risk to the new implant.
Any untoward complication would manifest as pain (of varying severity depending on trauma), tingling and numbness in arm/ limb, sensory loss/ weakness in one limb.

If you have continuous throbbing pain, it is better to get evaluated if you have any subtle complication which could worsen (like nerve entrapment or slipped disc)

I hope to have answered your query satisfactorily. I would be glad to answer any further queries. Take care and please keep me informed of your progress at
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