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Pins, needles and numbness after chiari operations and cervical discectomy. Is this normal?

Pins, needles and numbness after chiari operations and cervical discectomy. Is this normal?

Clarification: 1. After cervical discectomy some times the nerve root can be irritated or recover from compression to cause pins/needle sensation. 2. Chiari decompression usually will not cause pins/needle sensation in arms/legs, unless severe compression of the brain stem/or associated syrnix was noted in the initial mri. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
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Discectomy (Definition)

Discectomy is the a surgical procedure in which the ruptured portion of a ruptured spinal disc (the pad between two vertebrae) is removed. Disc tissue near the rupture may also be removed, but usually most of the disc is saved. If a spinal fusion is needed, a more ...Read more


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CTR w cubital tunnel decom/sub muscular transposition 1/30/14 and still have pins and needles. Pain/pins/needles in forarm burning shoulder pain???

CTR w cubital tunnel decom/sub muscular transposition 1/30/14 and still have pins and needles. Pain/pins/needles in forarm  burning shoulder pain???

Take this up with Ur: surgeon. There R a few causes such as a "double crush", meaning there may have been cubital tunnel as well as another cause of the symptoms in the neck. Also there can B some possible damage to a small portion of the nerve. Adhesions also @ the surgical site. ...Read more

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Numbness in fingers after ulnar neuropathy surgery?

Numbness in fingers after ulnar neuropathy surgery?

It is possible.: Altered sensation is an inherent risk of any surgery. Have it evaluated by your physician and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Pins, needles and numbness after cervical discectomy. Is this a big deal?

Pins, needles and numbness after cervical discectomy. Is this a big deal?

Not necessarily: Cervical discectomy is most commonly performed for pain refractory to nonoperative treatment. However, neurologic symptoms are also common. If numbness(medical term is paresthesias), or tingling was present prior to the operation, it may persist indefinitely. If the paresthesias are in the same distribution as the preoperative pain, it may represent residual from the initial problem. ...Read more

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Pins and needles afyer operation, why?

Pins and needles afyer operation, why?

Depends on operation: Pins and needles reflects irritation of nerve branches. This is common near any incision site especially if the skin had to be retracted for a while. Tingling away from an operative site may reflect swelling or traction of a major nerve branch near the op site. Be concerned if you develop weakness or muscle atrophy, severe jolts of pain in the nerve distribution. ...Read more

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Do toes tingle from pincher cervical nerve?

Do toes tingle from pincher cervical nerve?

No: No, but they may tingle if you have a pinched lumbar or sacral nerve in your lower back. There are other reasons for tingling in the toes as well.... Such as diabetes. ...Read more

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Pinched nerve in thoracic. Epidurals. Started pins needles in left pinky and adjacent finger. Left foot can tingle when sitting. Arthritis expanding?

Pinched nerve in thoracic. Epidurals. Started pins needles in left pinky and adjacent finger. Left foot can tingle when sitting. Arthritis expanding?

Let me explain: We have confusing picture here, pinched nerve in the thoracic dose not cause in the fingers nor it dose cause numbness in the in the foot area. Go back to your doctor and tell him about those things and have him advice you. ...Read more

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Numbness in thumb tip pinched nerve ?

Numbness in thumb tip pinched nerve ?

Thumb numbness: Thumb numbness could be a from a "pinched nerve" in your neck, typically the c6 nerve root. However, most people also have varying degrees of pain, weakness, or tingling accompanying the numbness. However, I have seen patients in my practice with just numbness alone. ...Read more

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Cervical spondylosis n herniated discs c4-c5, c5-c6. Neck, shoulder pain. Tingling sensation on hand. Going for chiropractic treatment. Any danger?

Cervical spondylosis n herniated discs c4-c5, c5-c6. Neck, shoulder pain. Tingling sensation on hand. Going for chiropractic treatment. Any danger?

Depends: Please alert the chiropractor to your herniated discs. Gentle chiropractic may not cause additional damage. In presence of neural signs or symptoms (tingling), robust neck manipulation is not advised (can cause nerve damage). Who advised chiropractic over seeing a spine specialist for this? ...Read more

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Cervical fusion 3/4 disc respl 5/6 over yr ago, pain down left arm to pinky/ring finger. aching shoulder blades. had cervical epidurals. not helping. ?

Cervical fusion 3/4 disc respl 5/6 over yr ago, pain down left arm to pinky/ring finger. aching shoulder blades. had cervical epidurals. not helping. ?

Need 2nd opinion: Always check with your PCP first for best referrals for pain specialists.Can also see an osteopathic physician, who's a DO trained in neuromusculoskeletal medicine (NMM) who can evaluate you musculoskeletally, treat you and help decompress your neck, spine, low back, sacrum and offer more options and solutions to get you out of pain quickly! Check Am.Acad.Osteopathy or Cranial Academy directories. ...Read more

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What can cause my husband's left leg numbness after cervical spine surgery and lumbar spinal injections?

Leg numbness: The location of numbness is important to document and also the type of cervical surgery. If he had posterior surgery, the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve can be compressed due to the prone position and numbness can occur along the lateral thigh. Nerve injury is a potential for any spinal injection but extremely rare. ...Read more

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Frequently getting pins and needles sensation in right hand. Compressed nerve or diabetes sign?

Frequently getting pins and needles sensation in right hand. Compressed nerve or diabetes sign?

Likely nerve compres: Since your symptom is one-side and in hand, it is more likely carpal tunnel or ulnar neuropathy (compressed nerve in wrist or at elbow). Diabetes can cause tingling in hands as well, but often starts in feet first and usually symmetrically-- both sides (stocking-glove pattern). This is relatively easy to sort out by a thorough history and clinical exam by your doc. So, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Feeling numbness, like needles and pins pinching in right leg after spine surjery, left is fine.day 2 after surjery.

Feeling numbness, like needles and pins pinching in right leg after spine surjery, left is fine.day 2 after surjery.

If this is the leg-: -that was involved with you having back surgery, this is not uncommon, but if it's a new symptom,let your surgeon know right away. ...Read more

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Why is My left index finger tingling&numbness.have herniated disc in neck &moderatedisc bulge inlumbar spine &sciatica.

 Why is My left index finger tingling&numbness.have herniated disc in neck &moderatedisc bulge inlumbar spine &sciatica.

Tingling finger: A tingling finger can be from anywhere in your central nervous system, including your brain and spinal cord, or peripheral nerves, impinged anywhere from the spinal cord to the finger itself, including in the wrist. A full exam is necessary. Given your history of a herniated disc in your neck, you may have radiculopathy radiating from that level to a particular dermatome in your hand. Call your MD ...Read more

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2012 Guyon's decompres. on R wrist.6 yrs pain.Cervical straight neck.Bilateral ulnar pain @wrist & elbow.Shoulder/Trapez. intense pain.Diagnosis?HELP!

2012 Guyon's decompres. on R wrist.6 yrs pain.Cervical straight neck.Bilateral ulnar pain @wrist & elbow.Shoulder/Trapez. intense pain.Diagnosis?HELP!

Complicated: That sounds like a very complicated problem that has no simple solution. You have had all the diagnostic tests and used the medications I would have tried. Have you seen a neurologist or a pain specialist? This would be my own recommendation at this point. ...Read more

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Two disc herniations 1 pinching C8 ddd canal stenosis and severe carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands. Which is causing severe hand numbness 3yrs ?

Two disc herniations 1 pinching C8 ddd canal stenosis and severe carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands. Which is causing severe hand numbness 3yrs ?

Likely carpal tunnel: Both have overlap within the hands depending upon the distribution. MRI is necessary of cervical spine and in many cases if distribution is not distinct, further an EMG/Nerve conduction study to delineate. In most cases however, it is more likely the carpal tunnel is the culprit. Consultation/examination by a neurosurgeon would be most appropriate for diagnosis. ...Read more

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ACDF surg 06/2015 3wks experience pressure on throat swallowing issues numbness tingling pain in upper extremities head pain w neck bend backward?

Be seen: I would certainly let your surgeon know and be seen; there are a number iof different possible causes. A reevaluation would certainly be appropriate. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Diskectomy (Definition)

The term discectomy refers to an excision of all or part of a disc. The disc itself is a cartilage structure that is located between two vertebral bodies. Disectomies are typically performed to improve pain and/or function in a patient that had ...Read more


Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more