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A 47-year-old male asked:

Have had upper back strain for 24 hours now. mostly felt when i turn my neck far left or right. woke up today with tingling in left thumb, index, middle. tingling has persisted for over two hours now. related to the back issue?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Impingment: I suspect the problem is a bulging or herniated intervertebral disc or a spur in you lower neck pressing on a nerve root. I'd expect more symptoms on turning your head to the left. I recommend consulting a neurologist or neurosurgeon to evaluate and advise you about treatment options. An MRI of the cervical spine will most likely be ordered.
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Last updated Sep 14, 2020


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