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    Old 06-26-2005, 02:51 PM   #1
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    Unhappy Numbness and Stiff Neck

    I have had numbness and tingling in my left hand from my pinky and ring finger up my arm, into my chest, neck and face for almost 4 weeks now. I have had bloodwork done to check for Diabetes, my CBC count, Thyroid and Cholesterol. I won't get the results until tomorrow. I also had a test done a few days ago where they stick needles in your muscles and send electrical impulses to see if you have nerve damage. The Doctor said that the only thing he sees is that my ulnar nerve may be bothering me because of putting pressure on it. I'm not supposed to put pressure on my elbow and it should get better along with my neck. I don't think that's it. I also have blurry vision, nausea, lightheaded, heat sensitivity, headache, fatique, I just don't feel well. What do you think I should have my doctor check for? I want to feel better. Help!!!

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    Re: Numbness and Stiff Neck

    Are you seeing a neurologist for this or just your regular primary doc?If you are just seeing your primary, you really need to see a neuro.I would also ask to have an MRI done on your head and C spine.This could be stemming from there.The pinky and ring fingers being affected could mean a problem at the low end of the c spine or the the upper T spine.i have some issues in my spine that affect my pinky and ring finger and my problems stem from the C 7 (C 8 nerve)T 1 areas in my spinal cord.i also have symptoms in my head.I was suprised at the head stuff as I assumed that because the injury is to my spine that any sort of problems would be below the actual c spine and not above.But you do have nerves that run from the head,and down to the end of the C spine and then loop back up into the head.So there IS a chance for this possibility.I also have damage to my median and the ulnar nerves that is stemming from the damaged C 8 nerve in my cord(you do not have an actual C 8 vertebrae but you DO have a C eight nerve) I really do feel the MRI would give you the best chance at finding the cause for your symptoms.**
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    11-20-01,placement of hardware for failed fusion
    9-22-03,removal of cavernous hemangioma that was inside spinal cord. Neuro damage to L hand L leg and R leg.

    Old 06-28-2005, 11:29 AM   #3
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    I got the emg done and was told I just put pressure on my Ulnar nerve and if I stop putting my elbow on a hard surface the syptoms will go away. That was from the Dr that did the emg. My family dr called today and said I had nerve damage and referred me to an orthopedic doctor.The emg doc didn't say that I had nerve damage. What's going on?

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    Re: Numbness and Stiff Neck

    I agree with **, get to a Neuro. MRI.

    Old 07-25-2005, 02:36 PM   #5
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    I would go to a neurosurgeon and ask for an mri of your cervical spine. Sounds like you have a nerve compressed in your cervical area(herniated disc). It may resolve itself after a while but look into this asap.

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