2 1/2 years ago I had osteophyte removal at C3-T-1. In the last six months, right hand finger numbness and tingles have set in, intermittently, index and 3rd finger, sometimes thumb.
Ruled out: regular health factors (diabetes, MS, etc.), tendon damage, and carpal tunnel. I've been seeing, weekly, DC, massage therapist, and arthritis/hand therapist who has given me exercises for shoulder blade muscle strength, neck exercises, and wrist exercises.
I am a writer and make my primary living as an editor. I can't do pen-on-paper editing much less the long typewritten evaluations. E-mail, short notes like this, all with numb and tingles.
Is this neck AGAIN? Am I possibly looking at fusion now?