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Have neuropathy, numbness, skull and spine feels strange. Had a spinal cord and disc surgery. Is that normal?

I have neuropathy from surgery in 86,my left foot is semi numb ,my left hand is totally numb with my hand in the closed position and I was left handed. My foot also has a jones break and the ligaments and tendons are apart on left part of my foot ,but it doesn't hurt although I walk on that side of it. I am now having serious numbness in my left hand and on the left side of my face and neck in the mornings and it feels like something has torn alose in the left of my skull and down my spine. The surgery I had in 86 was spinal cord and disc. When I turn my head to the right is when my face goes numb,take neurotiin to ease the banjo string feeling in my skull, why don't I have pain like neuropathy patients?
Asked On : Sun, 13 Oct 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hello,

I have studied your case.

According to your symptoms shoulder pain with tingling in palm can be due to diffuse disc bulge compressing your cervical spine.
There is also possibility of peripheral neuropathy which can be age related,in peripheral neuropathy there is numbness rather than pain.

I will advice for MRI cervical spine and EMG-NCV [nerve conduction] study.


Till time some medication like methylcobalamine and analgesic will reduce pain, you can take them consulting your treating doctor.
You may consult physiotherapist for guidance. He may start TENS, or ultrasound which is helpful in your case.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

Take care
Answered: Wed, 30 Oct 2013
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