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Lack of skin sensation

Rad1234RRad1234 Posts: 24
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:01 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Hello All,
Im Wondering if anyone else suffers from lack of skin sensation over any area of their cervical spine and what it means?
I have congenital fusion of c-5/6 and am told I will need 2 level fusion, Im having nerve root block injections Monday.
Silly me mentioned the lack if skin sensation to my neurosurgeon as I was leaving and he just gave me an odd look! !! I had this problem for over a year now.... Any advice, comments, questions are welcome :)

I hope your having a pain free day
Rachel xxx


  • MetalneckMetalneck The Island of Misfit toysPosts: 1,786
    I have an area on my left hand (middle finger to pinky) that has no sensation on the top of the hand.
    From post surgical and before.

    The front of both of my thighs I have reduced or sometimes no feeeling (or sometimes they burn or a get pin prick feelings) No Lumbar surgery yet - documented blown disc that yawoooza!! Just flared up again .... I can hardly walk and chew gum at the same time. (ha ha ouchie)!!

    Neurosurgeon are famous for odd looks .... don't take it personally!!

    Hope you feel better,

  • I can't believe I've found someone else with the same issue... I've got 2 broken thoracic vertebrae and 6 herniations (thoracic); just to the left of T6, on my skin, I have almost no sensation.... rather it's a very bizarre sensation. It feels as though it itches but when I get around to scratching it, it feels really cold. Whatever it is, it's new and it's making me crazy.

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  • had a full c1 to c7 and skull attached to spine with rods and screws 3 months ago, whole back of head from about c3 to top of head was numb, now its a spot about 6 inches around from about 3 inches from top of scar to just above the back of the miami collar im wearing, my NS says its from all the halo screws and anesthetic used in my surgery, he also said that it should go away over time, may take a year or so or it may not go away at all. evidently the abuse to your neck during this type of surgery is intense, just glad i have a good NS who is up front with all that is going on, takes the spookiness out of the changes that are happening during the healing process, Im good with all that is going on, just feels weird. hope you are doing well stay safe and take care.
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