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A 51-year-old male asked:

im a 51 year old man in good shape. can a home over the door traction device for my neck (cervical spine) truly help relieve whatever is impinging on my c8 nerve root causing mild to moderate pins+needles in my left pinky finger? any ideas? thank

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Dr. LINDILE SOGA
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Check with your orth: I would strongly advise you to see an orthopedic surgeon to properly assess your condition and recommend appropriate intervention rather than the diy route which might cause worse problems than you are trying to remedy

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