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TOPIC TITLE: neck hurts when I sit
Created On 1/1/06 10:15 PM
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Tzvi
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1/1/06 10:15 PM
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I had trigger finger surgery, (pulley release) and it helped quite a bit even though the actual surgery was for the trigger finger. I had carpel tunnel surgery done on both hands over the last two years and it helped the hands. are all these problems related and if so what am I doing wrong or maybe what should I be doing to take better care of myself I am a young 50, and quite active.
 
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1/2/06 9:05 PM
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Tzvi,
Are you involved in an activity and/or job that requires lots of manual use? Are you using your hands/fingers to do a certain repetitive movement? My mother a'h worked in a dry cleaners for many years (over 25). There she had to use a heavy stapler to staple tags onto the clothing that needed to be sent out to be cleaned. Over the years, she developed terrible carpal tunnel syndrome from that stapler activity and she had surgery. It helped, but the best remedy for her was retirement! Unfortunately, she didn't enjoy it long enough because she developed cancer and passed away l'o.
Have a talk with your hand specialist.
Refuah shleymah,
Sarah S.
 
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Tzvi
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1/3/06 11:57 AM
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In answer to the question, am I active? the answer is yes. Up til last year carpal tunnel surgery, I did not any unusual back aches or neck pain. The neck pain started toward the end of the summer 05 a month later I had carpal tunnel surg. and shortly afterwards did trigger finger surg. called pully release and at the surgury I already felt less neck pain. I haven't been in terrible pain since but I also notice I have to sit a certain way on a certain type of cushened seat or else some neck pain returns. I have also tried to improve my posture by sitting up straight and this seems to also help. I was told by one doctor I could already claim a disability but I would rather have the problem solved.
 
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Ray
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1/3/06 12:25 PM
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Did you ever hear of Dr. Sarno?
I don't know if his method applies to you now, but if check it out.
I'm working on myself with his method and it really works!!
Feel better
 
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chanieF
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1/4/06 12:31 AM
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are you on a computer alot or something similar? the ergonomics of your job may be contributing.
if this is the case, then there is what to do, though it depends on your specifics.
 
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Tzvi
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Hi, This is an update.
After working hard during the summer, I suffered what my doctor called a new injury, My fingers and leg went numb and I suffered much pain in joints that I was using for manual labor. After the MRI, I had surgery for replacement of 4 discs in the cervical spine with a metal brace put in. Then because of the extensive disc replacement I had two rods put in the back of the neck to stabalize the area. This operation isn't done unless necessary and the replacement of 4 discs was unexpected until the first operation when the extent of the damage was realized. The first operation was called ACDwithFusion was painful in 8 range (of 1-10). The second operation which was done through the back of neck was a number 12 (1-10). Yes thats right, it was that painful, & this was for at least 2 weeks. I am now a few months after this operation and recovering well and the pain is down to a daily 1-2(1-10). I am told that I cannot pick up anything and now I am looking for ideas of a future job. My insurance agent and the doctor suggested I find a new line of work in the future, and it is now quite ovious to me too. I don't want to admit that I already was thinking along these lines. I used to be able to pick up a few hundred pound with seemingly no difficulty, but it seems to have taken its toll. With the spine surgery and the carpel tunnel surgery to both hands & trigger finger surgery I am now leaning toward looking into a field that is not to strenuous and does't require sitting at a keyboard all day. ANY IDEAS? I am not seriously looking for anything until a few more months, at least. The kids are grown and I and my wife would consider a move, we are located now in Brooklyn. I have a Resume, just keep me in mind.
P.S. Back surgery should be a last option, but if it is needed do take care of it asap. Some of the complications of a spine injury is also loss of bowel control, etc. I was lucky in that I took care of it before it became more serious then just numbness in fingers etc.
Tzvi
 
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