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Cervical Fusion in 2009, problems again

199511995 Posts: 47
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:01 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
I had fusion at c5/c6 and c6/c7 3/2009. Just recently my thumb, pointer finger, and middle finger have become numb, tingling, and extremely cold. It's been about two weeks, no improvement. Is this indicative of a cervical spine issue?
2007 and 2010 L4-S1 Microdiscectomies; helped for a total of 3 years between the 2 of them.
08/2011....pain returned.
10/03/2012....back reconstruction L3-S1...large titanium "seperators" were put at each level with synthetic bone graft material.


  • Hi 1995,

    I had the same cervical fusion done in June 2009. So far, my lower back has been spared any involvement with this "Pain Game". I would suggest that you contact your health professioal and tell them what is going on. I don't know if you are seeing a neurologist, or pain management doc, or who, but certainly seek the advice of someone. Your symptoms could mean a change has occurred somewhere. As to whether it is the cervical spine, none of us here are qualified to make that decision. That will have to come from your health care provider.

    All I can say is after having my fusion in 2009, my fingertips get quit cold and so do my feet, but I have always been kind of a cold blooded person. I have experienced SOME tingling down my left arm and in my left fingertips. This is a very rare occurance for me, though. If your symptoms have been constant or somewhat constant, I would definately seek the advice of your doctor/s. Hope this helps. Good luck and keep us posted. I would love to know what you find out.

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