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Posterior fusion & hand numbness?

Kujo85KKujo85 Posts: 10
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:52 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Hi all,

I had a posterior fusion c5/c6 to c6/c7 ( revision for previous acdf non-fusion) and microdecompression at the same levels a few days ago. I woke up with thumb, index and middle finger numbness on both hands, now it's moved to my forearms as well. I didn't have these symptoms before my surgery. Has anyone here experienced this? My doctor is sending me in for a MRI & CT Scan Monday, but this is really worrying me since it just seems to get worse.



  • Wait for the images to be done. When will you get the results from the images? I had a similar issue but had lost the total use of the left arm and hand. With lots of therapy it came back, to a degree, but not the same as prior to surgery and it was a posterior entry. That entry is harder and they don't have the same visual access as with the anterior. While it is uncomfortable I am sure, hold off till the images are done.
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