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A 52-year-old male asked about a 49-year-old female:

i have pain between the scapula and spine on both sides and it radiates to the little finger, ring finger, and middle finger on both sides. i have hypothyroidism and i have had my menopause. what should i do?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Neuropathy: This may be indicative of a cervical neuropathy, especially if it is associated with neck pain or arthritis. You need to see a neurologist and have an xray of the neck.
Dr. Manoj Mittal
Neurology 16 years experience
I agree, sounds like cervocal radiculopathy.
Sep 8, 2013
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
See Spine Specialist: Sounds like you might have lower cervical spine (neck) issue. Other options include an ulnar nerve neuropathy, but that doesn't explain the pain in the spine. Either way, if it is bothering you and doesn't resolve soon, please see a spine specialist or physiatrist to determine the evaluation needed for your treatment.
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 16 years experience
See your doctor : If symptoms persist; it may require an evaluation with a spinal specialist. It could be due to some pathology (example herniated disc or bone spurs) going on in the lower cervical spine say c6/7 and c7-t1. Or it may be related to a peripheral nerve irritation, or a scapulothoracic bursitis, or it may be related to 2 separate issues. This can be easily distinguished following a physical examination.

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