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Pain Management

Manual Numbness and Pain

09/08/2008

Question:

I had carpal tunnel surgery in both wrists in April 2006, along with an anterior cervical discectomy. I still have pain in my wrists as well as numbness in my hands. Why?

Answer:

If you feel numbness, it takes time for the nerves to recover (1-3 years). But if it is pain, you need to check with both surgeons who performed surgery to see whether it is coming from the neck or the CTS.

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Response by:

Hammam  Akbik, MD, FIPP Hammam Akbik, MD, FIPP
Formerly, Assistant Professor of Anesthesia
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati