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Cervical decompression surgery

timbo1 Member Posts: 1 Listener
I have had num hands, arms and lower legs for 2y last October I had C3-C5 decompression - removal of ostephytes.
has any one else had this. 
I have no improvement and getting frustrated! No pain but no feeling or fine control of my hands so can’t work!


  • atlas47
    atlas47 Member Posts: 243 Pioneering
    Hi @timbo1

    A very warm welcome.

    You could seek a referral from your GP, to get an appointment with the surgeon, who carried out the operation.

    You could also seek a course of physio, again via your GP.

    I have not had the op, but have reduced power and numbness in neck and limbs,due to nerve root entrapment.  I declined the operation.

    You could also consider a pain management programme.

    It’s a matter of finding something that can assist you the most.

    Don’t give up or suffer in silence.

    Hope this helps.

    Stay kind and be safe.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 15,114 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @timbo1 Welcome to the community.

    There could be lots of reasons you are having numbness in your hands and legs and I would encourage you to speak to your GP. We are unable to give medical advice as we are not medics here and I know you are just asking for similar examples but this could lead to you getting all different ideas.

    Good luck I hope you find the answer


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