Let me begin by mentioning that I have surgery scheduled for 7/10, for a TLIF of L5/S1.
My concern today is regarding something that has popped up in the past couple of days with my arms/hands. I haven't been able to sleep much at all as I keep waking up with severe tingling, which turns to total numbness radiating down both of my arms, into my hands/fingers. It seems to happen no matter what position I'm sleeping in, and has only shown relief after a few moments of sitting straight up in bed. I've also notice that as soon as I sit up, and before the numbness starts to fade, there is intense pain in my left elbow for about a minute.
Just wondering if this may be a cervical issue? Being that I have spondylolisthesis of L5/S1, could that be causing issues further up? I'm going to call my neurologist on Monday to see what he says...but I wanted to see what anyone else had to say that might have been going through this and has an idea of what could possibly be going on. As I said, I will be contacting the doc tomorrow...but wanted to put it out there for any insight today.