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Nerve damage to right arm after neck surgery

A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. It is very important to advise your neurosurgeon about this. It is quite common to have symptoms after surgery as often nerve roots become irri ... Read More
Dr. Steven Giannotta
49 years experience Neurosurgery
You : You didn't tell us what the surgery was for. Certainly tumor surgery of the neck can have these kinds of side effects. Your surgeon would have discu ... Read More

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herbert Krob
29 years experience Neurology
Lasting : Lasting numbness and weakness of part or all of a limb is usually caused by damage to the brain or spinal cord, or to a nerve or nerves. A surgeon or ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Klein
41 years experience Neurosurgery
It : It depends on how you were before surgery. If this was for a cervical disc, it should improve in a timely fashion and if it is improving, observe it. ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Talk to your surgeon: This could be postoperative swelling of the nerve, irritation of the nerve from surgery, or other causes. The best way to know is contact your surgeo ... Read More
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Dr. Seth Zeidman
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Needs Evaluation: The pain may indicate adjacent segment problem (c5-6) which would typically radiate down to the hand - thumb and index finger. You may need addition ... Read More
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Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Get checked: You would certainly want to make sure your surgeon is aware, especially if you had recent surgery. There are rare perioperative complications such as ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald McCarren
36 years experience Neurology
Yes for the pain: Nerve damage from a radiculopathy can cause numbness, pins and needles, weakness, and pain. Unfortunately there is little that can be done for the ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Shim
Dr. John Shim answered
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sorry to hear.: Sounds like a very complicated situation. I am sure you were in a significant amount of pain as few would select such large surgeries. Unfortunate ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Need MRI of neck: You need an MRI of your neck to locate the area of spinal stenosis. You should go see an orthopedic spine surgeon after the MRI and will likely need ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Giannotta
49 years experience Neurosurgery
C6 nerve root: The tongue is the hard part. There may be two things going on. An MRI of the neck including the spine would be appropriate.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
49 years experience Psychiatry
As above : What is the question ? If u want treatment ask u physician . But. U need to remember some times pain can be chronic and medication r to nake it mor ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Need diagnosis: We need to know more about your total health. Has a neurologist seen the patient. What has the ncv and EMG shown? How thorough has your diagnosis been ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Many: There are many alternatives including physical therapy, chiropractic, medications, and interventional pain management among others. Even if you see ... Read More

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