I still have a "numb" area on tip of my tonuge. I put numb in parenthesis because it really feels like I have burnt it but it is not painful-just bugs me to no end. It tingles and feels fat. I read one other post here about it in spine-health, bit there were no replies and was wondering if other neckies have had this happen and whether this will be permanent or temp. I have called my surgeon but he hasn't called back yet. Thanks in advance!