A 44-year-old female asked:
Negative mri, negative emg..... can severely tight muscles cause numbness from the neck down to the hand?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Westonanswered
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: Thoracic outlet syndrome from tight scalene the negative test should be readsuring to you that nothing structural is happening megative emgs are always good news no neuropathy no permament nerve damage.
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Dr. Kenith Paresaanswered
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: Tos radiates, myofascial pain can radiate, shoulder pain can radiate to hand. Radiating symptoms are not always reliable.
5.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Dec 8, 2016
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