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Had 4 level cervical disc surgery...hand still tingly..when will go away

sdfireflyssdfirefly Posts: 3
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:00 AM in Recovering from Surgery
I am about 3 1/2 weeks after surgery and my hand that was tingly before surgery isnt any better some days it feels really light but then others feel like I have been holding a jackhammer. My pain wasnt bad before but now just need advil occasionally. Any words of wisdom appreciated.


  • RangerRRanger on da rangePosts: 805
    hi sdfirefly,
    A little more than 5 years ago I underwent a 3 level cervical fusion. I still have tingling and numbness of my left hand I had prior to surgery. Over time some people will see the symptoms disappear. It most likely depends on how much nerve damage you have and also how long the problem existed prior to surgery. For me it is a permanent issue and I see it as minor as to what is on the horizon for me.
    Take care & I wish you well,
  • They told me it wasnt permanent when I had a nerve test so I am hopeful that will go away. They told me when I asked about it that it is the last symptom to go away. At the end of Nov I had tingly and pain in my arm thats what started this journey. Near the end I had no pain but tingliness continued. Jan 21 I had the surgery. I am off 6 weeks from work so I am about at the half way point. I still have the swallowing issue and also hoping that goes away.

    Thanks for your response.
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