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A 25-year-old female asked:

25f have back pain most days and now my arms/hand/fingers are hurting/tingling/numb, headaches too!

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Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Ok, let's see, do u: Sleep well at night? Clinch or grind teeth at night? Wake up with your hands numb? Is pain in lower, upper or mid back? Was there an injury? Any medical problems. One thing to consider is hand splints at night in case it's carpal tunnell syndrome. Folate (folic acid) deficiency is a rare source. The hand and arm pain may be seperate or relegated to back and headaches. Let's do private conv. If this fits u.
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 48 years experience
Possible arthritis: The onset and progression of your symptoms suggest that your joints are becoming painful one after the other. Headaches can occur from arthritis in neck. Swelling in hands from arthritis can compress the median nerve in hand causing symptoms of ct syndrome.
Dr. Derron Wilson
Pain Management 25 years experience
Cervical Spondylosis: Cervical spondylosis or degenerative changes in the cervical spine could account for all of your symptoms. If the numbness has been present for more than a few weeks, i would suggest being seen by your primary care physician. X-rays may be indicated depending on the results of your initial examination.

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