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  • Msloane
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    Hi I had C3-C5 ACDF back in October 2021. Had myelomalcia and two large bone spurs removed and it wasn’t a good scene. In had bilateral numbness from shoulders to fingertips for 5 months pre op. I’m 6 months post and the burning and tingling is worse than before. My arms are better but I can’t even touch certain things with my palms as it is too sensitive. I have been taking Nerve Renew which is high quant B vitamins and alpha lipoic acid. Hasn’t really worked. At what point do I go see a neurologist and see if the damage in permanent? Thx Doc!!

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    You should have a new MRI to compare to the pre-surgery images just to make sure the decompression was effective. It could be you have developed CRPS at this point (see hyperlink)but that is indeterminate, I do think a good neurologist would be helpful.

    https://neckandback.com/conditions/complex-regional-pain-syndrome-crps-reflex-sympathetic-dystrophy-rsd-causalgia-neck/

    Dr. Corenman

    Msloane
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    Thx Doc. I don’t have any symptoms of CRPS at this time just the numbness and pins/needles. Not sure if it takes more time. Surgeon said 1 year is the typical time for this to stop but I think that’s a standard line. I haven’t gotten a post op MRI just X-rays every two months to make sure the hardware is in tact etc. I am back to doing yoga, cycling, light weights and light tennis. Perhaps the nerves are being aggravated while healing due to activity?

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    No CRPS is good. With your symptoms still intense and present, a new MRI is warranted.

    Dr. Corenman

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