It has been awhile since I've been on line here. I had my upper and lower back surgeries in 2010. The upper surgery stopped a numbness in my left hand and protected my spinal cord which was at risk. I had a titanium plate put in covering 3 vertabrae with 6 screws. In the last 3 months I have been experincing ever increasing numbness and pain, first in my feet and not to severe, Now it is in my feet and my laft arm and hand almost constantly and at times is very severe. As I said after my upper back surgery the original numbness had dissapeared and now it's back with a vengance.
I have continued to have pain in my lower back and leg pain with some numbness since surgery. I have been in pain management ever since and depression counseling and treatment. This ever increasing numbness, with ice pick like stabbing pains is new espcially as it pertains to my upper body which was free of numbess and pain until the last few months. It is also occuring in my right arm at times. Sleeping has become very difficult at least for long periods. I do have a new MRI of my upper spine scheduled in a week and a half.
My question is has anyone had this happen and any ideas or information would be appreciated. It is really getting to me, not helping my depression, and starting to think another surgery is in my future. It's hard to think about anything else as it's ever more present.
Your help on this is appreciated.