Contemplating surgery. I have type II diabetes, depression, carpal tunnel syndrome, peripheral neuropathy. Abnormal nerve conduction Multileveled bilateral acute on chronic cervical radiculopathy. Correlate EMG findings with cervical spine MRI. Severe sens
Double Crush. Sounds like you may have what's known as "double crush" phenomenon. Both cervical spine and entrapment of the ulnar/median nerve causing symptoms. Certainly, carpal tunnel and/or cubital tunnel release is easier and less risky than neck surgery and usually considered before neck surgery. Unfortunately, diabetes puts you at high risk for recurrence of carpal/cubital tunnel syndrome.
Carpal tunnel. Carpal tunnel syndrome is characterized by hand pain and recurrent numbness or "pins and needle" sensations in the thumb, index, middle finger and the lateral aspect of the ring finger. It may be triggered by repetitive use, like driving or keyboard typing. Diabetes or obesity increases risk of onset. Wearing a wrist cock- up splint is very effective. Surgery reserved for severe cases.
What kind surgery? What kind of surgery are you having? If you mean carpal tunnel surgery, perhaps that would be helpful. We could ask to review your case with a hand surgeon, who could talk to you about your results and the risks and benefits of surgery. If you mean some other kind of surgery, then what is it?
Abnormal nerve. Neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function. Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, alcohol consumption, radiation, side effects of certain medications, or due to certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated.
Ask a specialist. Your condition seems somewhat complex. But surgery can possibly help. Question is, what surgery. I recommend you see a hand specialist for evaluation and recommendations regarding treatment. Good luck.