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    Old 10-18-2009, 04:05 PM   #1
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    Numbing fingers, pain in thumbs

    Hi everyone

    Last couple of days I have had heaviness in ny arms. My thumbs aches and my fingers hurt. Could this be cause of neck issues?

    Also ankles and toes hurt. Could this be do my lumbar?

    Any advice will be greatly appreciated. I go to the ortho Tuesday and would like to try to ask the right questions.


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    Re: Numbing fingers, pain in thumbs

    The nerves in the neck can affect everything from the arms/fingers to the legs depending on what levels are involved. If you research cervical nerve dermatomes you'll see charts that outline where symptoms of lumbar and cervical nerve problems can be felt. If these symptoms go on for any period of time you'd be well served to get an MRI and then a consultation with a neurosurgeon and/or orthopedic spine surgeon.

    For my neck, I had issues at C6 and C7 and had significant pain and numbness down my left arm into my pointer finger and middle finger.
    Rt thumb fusion '13. R&L thumb arthroplasty '12 ; RT TKR & Bilat CTS' 11. Fusions: L5-S1('87), L4-S1('93), C5-C7('06), L3-S1('10), C4-C5('13). C5-C7 foraminotomy '08

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