I had surgery Jan. 21, 2010, to remove a herniated disk at c/6-c/7 (level 1). Wore a hard neck brace for six weeks. I woke up in extreme pain in August of 2009 and have been back and forth to the doctor since. Finally in January they decided since the shots didn't work and the nerve has been pinched with no relief since August that they better removed it so I wouldn't have perminate damage. Doctor says I may have gotten the herniated disk by the way I sit at my desk all day long.
About three or four weeks after surgery I have numbness in my arm and hand. I called the doctors office last week and told them that I have tingling feeling all up and down my arm and was told that is normal.
My index finger has always been numb before surgery and still is. I am guessing that that will be my forever reminder of my condition.
Does anyone else have numbness in their arm after surgery and does it ever go away.