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    Old 07-06-2003, 06:40 PM   #1
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    Post neck stiffness and numb shoulder anyone?

    Hi again!

    I'm just trying to see if anyone has or had the same problem I'm having. I have had a numb shoulder with a stiff neck for a long time now. My problems itially were thought to be part of a nerve entrapment but I'm not so sure. I had surgery to help with the entrapment but it never really got better. My intial problems were major headache along with a very stiff neck and tight traps. Now I have that plus intermittent middle finger on the right side along with ankle stiffness on the left. Once in a while numbness on the right middle finger ( tip)right side which had the surgery. Sorry so long! MRI's were fine. They were opened tubed ones. I now know closed is better. Anyone else with these symptoms. I think it's related to the cervical spine somehow. ANy answer would be helpful. Thanks!


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    Old 07-06-2003, 07:45 PM   #2
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    You might actually have something pressing on a nerve by having these symptoms. Have you had an MRI (cervical) lately? You can do a search on "dermatome map" and look to see which nerves with which parts of the outer skin.

    Now, please do not get alarmed with what I am about to say, but my father was having some stiff neck problems and a sore shoulder, and he had artery blockage that required a bypass, but I'm hoping that an MRI on your cervical area and perhaps even your shoulder might provide some clues.

    Good hunting.

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