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A 47-year-old female asked:

I am a 46 year old with c5-6 fusion & l1 compression fracture surgery. having numbness/tingling in face, body and extremities. possible cause?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Need more info: Sudden change? Tingling in arms and legs? Facial tingling not related to cervical fusion..Any weakness, balance, visual issues? Speech problems? See a doctor..Pcp to start out.
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 31 years experience
See below: This could be spinal stenosis at or above the level of the initial fusion. Discuss with your surgeon to see if the symptoms are related.
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Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Think elsewhere: Neither problems at c5-6 nor at L1 would explain numbness and tingling in the face, body, and extremities. However, a problem in the brain or the junction of the brain and spinal cord could cause this.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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