My OS says I have double crush syndrome, being that I have carpal tunnel syndrome plus cervical radiculopathy. I think basically the carpal tunnel wouldn't be noticeable if the cervical issues didn't exist. I mentioned to him that my hand was tingling more lately, and he said he'd like to do surgery on it. Well, last night I was experimenting with with trying to stop the tingling by moving the position of my head and it worked! Seems obvious the cervical issues have a big impact. The carpal tunnel showed on my EMG, otherwise I would not have known, but I'm not sure surgery is warranted on the arm at this point, so I'm holding off. My NS told me several months ago that the carpal tunnel wasn't severe enough to warrant surgery, but that I didn't need to worry about that since my OS was not one to jump into surgery.
Also, my OS told me to quit taking my Voltaren (NSAID) for a month because it isn't something I should be taking long term. I haven't taken it for about 6 days now so my symptoms are much more noticeable. Many times I'd like to take some but if it's better for my body and I can live without it, why take it? Well, because I'd be much more comfortable instead of feeling like I've been beat up!