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A 30-year-old male asked:

I have pain in my neck going down the back of right arm. also my pointer finger feels numb, like when u get lidocaine for tooth ache.what causes this?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Nerve impingement: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain, finger numbness, etc. Prevention treatment is always recommended. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Can also be stroke symptoms, though less likely. Neurologic consult is in order.
Jul 25, 2014
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Numbness: May be a pinched nerve. Have you seen a Neurologist? Ask your GP for a referral.
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Last updated Aug 8, 2021

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