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Is surgery required to treat tingling of fingers and arms?

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Dr. Neeraj Kumar

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Posted on Tue, 10 Jul 2018 in General Health
Question: tingling in my fingers and arms?
feeling tired quicker legs are acting up too. Do I need surgery? If so how soon? I have no insurance is why I am asking,
what would you recommend me to do.


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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Visit and consult a neurosurgeon

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have gone through your question and report and understand your concern.
It is better to go for surgery as protruded disc is causing cord compression and cord changes too.
Unlikely to improve with medications or physiotherapy.
Delay may cause permanent neuronal damage.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Do get back to me for further information.
Regards
Dr N Kumar
Neurologist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Neeraj Kumar 20 hours later
how long can I wait before It causes damage? the problem is insurance I have have been like this for 2 months I am looking to get insurance.
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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar 8 hours later
Brief Answer:
Waiting will likely to increase damage

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
The damage to cord has already started.
The delay will further increase it.
If you want to wait, avoid excessive movement if neck, wear a neck collar and avoid lifting heavy object overhead.
Regards
Dr N Kumar
Neurologist
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