C5-C7 fusion & foraminotomy 2008, have ongoing chronic pain issues....
Unfortunately neither surgery helped the tingling in my left index finger, although hopefully it can't progress any further. Now I am having some noticeable shooting pains into my left hand fingers (primarily second & middle fingers) as well as my left index finger tremors/shakes, like after I carry anything more than a few pounds and sit down and put my hand down on a flat surface. It is pretty bad. That is new. I am currently trying out a TENS unit, not taking any regular meds which seem to mask the pain, never have found the real SOURCE of it~ have gone round & round with the doctors for 5 years. It all originally started as an overuse injury (yard work). I have a lot of muscle tightness in my left arm/shoulder/forearm as well... I heard that magnesium tablets are good for helping that.
Wondering if this is "normal" or if anyone has had a similar experience or any advice... like should I be headed back to my spine surgeon's office?!