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Thursday, May 23, 2013
Manual Numbness and Pain
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?
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.
Hammam Akbik, MD, FIPP
Formerly, Assistant Professor of Anesthesia
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati