A member asked:

Saw 2 pa's one said cervical nerve, one said entrapped nerve, now pain in my elbow and below (right arm) index and middle fingers numb and tingling?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Leroy Fleischer answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Both are right: You likely have a compression of the nerve that runs from your neck to the fingers.....Either where it originates in the neck or somewhere along the course of the nerve, such as near the elbow. You will likely need a test called an EMG to pinpoint where the problem is located.

Answered 7/30/2016


Dr. Stephen Cohen answered

Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Difficult: Difficult to determine without additional information. Certainly could be a pinched nerve in the neck (cervical radiculopathy) or peripheral nerve entrapment (carpal tunnel syndrome). Suggest evaluation with a physiatrist or neurologist. Agree that you may require an EMG test to help with the diagnosis.

Answered 11/4/2015



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