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    Old 11-23-2007, 01:17 AM   #1
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    Numbness in both pinkies and weakness in hands

    Hello


    I have a problem which I believe is related to nerve pinching but I thought I should ask here before going to a doctor.

    About 2 weeks ago the pinkie on my left hand started to feel numb/tingly but after about 5 days it went away.

    Then about a week ago I noticed the numbness/tingling in my right pinkie and my right hand became much weaker than my left hand.

    Now the numbness/tingling has returned to my left pinkie but only my right hand feels weaker.

    Does anyone know what is wrong?

    Do I need to see a doctor?


    Thanks in advance

     
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    Old 11-23-2007, 06:25 AM   #2
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    Re: Numbness in both pinkies and weakness in hands

    yep.this could be from a herniation or some other type of problem stemming from your lower c spine.this area(the c 8 nerve,also the ulnar) is what actually innervates the pinkie and ring fingers too.tho depending on the level of nerve affectaion,you could have just a bilateral pinkie type involvement.this could be stemming from any area below the c spine too but given that your particular symptom is in both fingers,the likelyhood of the c spine being the problem would make more sense.getting an MRI done of that c spine would really be your best bet in order to really see down to all the areas where compromise could be taking place,the nerve and cord level.an x ray will only show you the outside of the spine and how the actual discs look not the "inner' part that also needs to be seen the most.just make an appt with your primary for a neuro eval and possible referral for the MRI,with contrast.hopefully it is nothing major.good luck and please keep me posted,Marcia
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    Old 11-23-2007, 02:37 PM   #3
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    Re: Numbness in both pinkies and weakness in hands

    I hope it's nothing too bad.

    Thank you for the advice.

     
    Old 11-24-2007, 08:52 AM   #4
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    Re: Numbness in both pinkies and weakness in hands

    please keep me posted on just what you actually find out,K? good luck,Marcia
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