Numbness and tingling in hands and lower arms
(Sandusky, OH USA)
When waking in the morning both hands and arms are numb, ache terriby, tingle and have a burning sensation. Hands are very red and swollen. On August 17, 2008 I had a lower back spinal fusion. However, the numbness in the hands and arms didn't start until a few months ago. My right hand goes to sleep when I'm driving or on the computer.
You need to see your medical doctor about this Judy. It's probably not "serious" but it could be. Thrombosis can cause that swelling in the arms, but not likely bilaterally. Also congestion of the venous return in the Thoracic Outlet should be considered, again not likely both sides. A cough?
Fluid is not draining back from your lower arms to the heart. You don't sleep on your tum, do you?
Once "medical things" have been ruled out, then see your chiropractor. It could be related to a subluxation of the first ribs in your lower neck.
This is not related to the surgical procedure in your lower back.
I'd take a good long look at your diet too. Significantly overweight? Something in your cardiovascular system is complaining. Start eating fatty fish regularly, take fish oil capsules, more fruit and veg. Lots more?
I hope this has contributed.