I am 7 months post-op, the surgery never worked for me, except it took the numbness and tingling away that I had in my fingers. (NEW AS OF YESTERDAY 7/12/09) STARTED HAVING NUMBNESS IN MY LIP AND SPREADING TO NOSE AND CHEEK. This is very new for me. I have been having chronic headaches again, and neck and muscle pain severe, needing a lot of massaging, and pressing, called surgeon, he said to see family doc, he never heard of numbness tingling in lip or face being a cause of a neck issue. i told him the tingling came back in fingers and hands too. has anyone with cervical problems, had numbness in lip or face, please let me know!!