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3 bulging disc in my neck /pain and numbness in right arm from elbow to index finger and thumb doctor wants to refer neurologist is this correct?

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Could be: or a neurosurgeon if surgical management is considered a possibility

Answered 6/24/2016

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Dr. Craig Morton answered

Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Pinched nerve: Neck pain that runs down the arm with or without numbness and tingling sounds like a pinched nerve in the neck. This is usually caused by a protruding disc or bone spur touching one of your spinal nerves as it leaves your neck. A neurologist can be a good start to get this evaluated.

Answered 4/7/2015

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