A 42-year-old member asked:
could arm numbness propably be due to a compressed nerve!?
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Dr. Douglas Linville II answered
29 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Cerv Radiculopathy: Pain that radiates into the arm with associated numbness or weakness, suggests a pinched nerve. In older patients, this is often due to arthritis. Younger patients, herniated disc is often the cause. If symptoms result from postures or positions of the arm or shoulder, other causes are suggested: thoracic outlet, cubital or carpal tunnel. For symptoms that persist or worsen have a doc take a look.
Answered on Nov 16, 2017
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