• GeoMen GeoMen
    June 22, 2009
    Have numbness tingling sensation. Hand feels swollen finger tips they are to burst
    GeoMen GeoMen
    June 22, 2009

    Have numbness on right side of left hand to thumb and pointed finger.  All fingers have a tingling sensation.  Hand feels swollen and finger tips feal like they are going to burst at the tips with prolong use of the hand.  Recently I started feeling same numbness sensation from elbow down to the wrist on left arm.  Started to feel some tingling and swelling of all  fingers on the right hand.  I had Cervical Laminectomy on C4 to C6 in 2000 which brought 24/7 pain. Can these symptoms be part of the cervical surgery?

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  • Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    June 26, 2009
    Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    June 26, 2009

    I can't say whether the symptoms you describe are directly related to the surgery, but they could be related to a pinched nerve in your cervical spine.  You really should see your doctor to find out for sure what is causing the numbness and tingling.


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  • Stevie December 07, 2009
    Stevie
    December 07, 2009

    I have had the same exact symptoms for over 5 years now and went thru the nerve conduction testing and was told I had compression in both elbows , the neck and hands.  I went to a Ortho and he convinced me to start at the hands and work my way up, so I had the carpal tunnel release and now after a year my symptoms in that hand are worse.  I have a very painful neck and MRI showed osteophytes as well as loss of disc height.  I know a lot of the symptoms I am having in my hands and arms are probably from the neck but I  can tell it is coming from the ulnar also.  The feeling like your hands have been injected with novicaine and going to burst is the most irritating to me plus I can't hold a phone to my ear but maybe a few seconds and it gets worse.  I even have a feeling of loss of sensation in my arm pit area. My thoughts on this is once a compression occurs higher up as in the neck, then it makes it easier for compressions to happen along the route as in the elbow and the hand. I have not wanted surgery on my neck what so ever as that is a little scary and it seems if you had that done and got worse then surgery isn't the answer. I think maybe some form of tissue manipulation , deep rolfing or massage to break up scarring. I wish you the best, ran a crossed this and know what your going thru, others can't and some times I feel like people think I am making it all up.

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