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23 year old female -bilateral hand numbness mri:cervical strain/torticoilis posterior disk bulges. c5-c6 (2 mm) and c6-c7 (1-2 mm) levels docs say di?

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Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 49 years experience
Hand numbness: The devil is always in the details....E.G, what part of the hand, which fingers, what position will elicit and what position relieve the symptoms....And more. Nerves can be compressed in the wrist, forearm, upper arm, neck and shoulder region and at the root level. I urge you to see a neurologist to make a clear diagnosis of where the nerves are being compressed, in order to treat appropriately.
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Dr. Michael Fitzmaurice
A Verified Doctoranswered
Hand Surgery 16 years experience
Numbness: Numbness in the hands may be caused from compression at several areas including the neck and carpal tunnel. A detailed exam with nerve study will help decide where the problem is located. Patients with compression of the nerve at both the carpal tunnel and the neck may benefit from carpal tunnel surgery first as it is most likely the primary cause as a recent article this month demonstrates.
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016


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