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Had a herniated disc. Had Cervical fusion, numbness tingling on hands and legs. Do you think I need some kind of therapy or surgery?

I'm 58 years old Female in good health, In 1989 I had a herniated disc do to a fall , so I had Cervical fusion on C4-C5 it was a successful surgery.

After 22 years I started having numbness tingling on hands and legs so I had double cervical fusion on July 01, 2011, C3-C4 and C5-C6 ,and now when I lean forward, I'm having fainting feelings, I feel that I have to keep my neck as straight as possible, when I need something that is low to my reach, I bend my knees to reach for it.

When I turn my head to look far to the left, my left arm and left hand get a little numb. do you think I need some kind of therapy . or do you think that I might need another surgery?
Asked On : Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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From your history it seems that you are having pressure or irritation of nerves due to cervical spondilitis.
Go for physiotherapy regularly.
Go for short way diathermy and
Go for cervical traction.
All these will help you a lot.
Even you may go for Cervical collar if your orthopedic surgeon feels proper.
Take high dose of calcium, Vitamin A and D supplements.
Avoid pillow on the neck while sleeping.
Ok and take care.
Answered: Fri, 12 Jul 2013
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