First timer here at the neck area, had previously been a regular at the lower back forum. Post microD on L5/S1 last year.
I am having symptoms of facial numbness that consists of tingling around left face ( cheek, nose, eyelid, ear, lip, jaw) . There is also a numbness in the ear if i was to do neck stretches, with a feeling of ripping or releasing when stretching for the first time in the day.
Now I also have tingling sensations in my left arm. With numbness in my little and ring fingers when I sleep. Tightness in my bicep like i have just been at the gym.
With also my left and right hand being sore/weak at times.
The symptoms are made worse by holding hands over head, texting while lying down, any physical activity that uses the arms (gym work cleaning etc).
Physio initially helped relieve symptoms but progress from physio has leveled off. There was definately a tightness in the upper back and neck region probably from doing office work.
I have been to a neurosurgeon last week for a follow on from the microD where I asked about these symptoms also and there is a neck and head scan ordered but he isn't concerned that it will show up anything.
I am just curious as to whether anybody has experienced these symptoms? as I can generally find people who have experienced facial numbness OR arm numbness but never both. It doesn't really make much sense to me from following nerve paths in the cervical spine or otherwise.