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What are the causes of numbness in hands and severe rib and spine pain?

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Dr. Charles Metzger answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Radiculopathy: This sounds like it is most likely to be cervical radiculopathy which results from a pinched nerve in the neck. This requires orthopedic evaluation. There are other much rarer causes, and an orthopedist or a neurologist visit can help.

Answered 9/28/2016


Dr. Mark Moran answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Possibilities: Could be different causes or one cause. If numbness only in hands, think vascular problem or carpal tunnel. If also arms, think neck problem. Would get x rays for severe spine and rib pain that does not resolve with rest.

Answered 10/4/2016



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