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I have neck pain and stiffness. I have tingling and numbness in hands and fingers and some tingling in buttocks area. I also struggle with anxiety/p attacks. xrays show degen.in neck. What to do?

I have neck pain and stiffness. I have tingling and numbness in hands and fingers and some tingling in buttocks area. I also struggle with anxiety/p attacks. xrays show degen.in neck. What to do?

Your best bet: Is to review these issues with your primary care doctor. They could be anxiety related but may also be related to another process. A good formal neurologic evaluation is necessary to make sure further evaluation beyond the x-rays you report, if any other testing is warranted. Best of luck. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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Son is 24 with neck pain & tingling fingers. Can a posterior osteophyte c4-5 without spinal or foraminal stenosis cause these symptoms?

Son is 24 with neck pain & tingling fingers. Can a posterior osteophyte c4-5 without spinal or foraminal stenosis cause these symptoms?

Yes: Yes it could. Visit your doctor for a complete exam and possibly referral to a pain medicine specialist who could offer an epidural steroid injection for treatment of the pain along with neuropathic agents (nerve pain medications). ...Read more

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Neck xray came back fine. But still have very mild neck pain and tingling in my fingers. Will this go away on its own? Im 16 and also have anxiety.

Neck xray came back fine. But still have very mild neck pain and tingling in my fingers. Will this go away on its own? Im 16 and also have anxiety.

Wait another week: Many herniated discs like what sounds like what you are having will resolve on its own in a few days to weeks. If you are still in a lot of pain and anti-inflammatories are not helping or if you notice numbness/weakness presenting itself then seek medical care to evaluate this further. ...Read more

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I'm 42 actively crosstraining. Developed severe neck pain fingers tingling. Doc put 3 days prednisone and 5 days indomethacin. Fingers still tingling?

I'm 42 actively crosstraining. Developed severe neck pain  fingers tingling. Doc put 3 days prednisone and 5 days indomethacin. Fingers still tingling?

Get an MRI: Sports related spine injuries are common. These are usually from herniated disks. If your symptoms don't respond to rest, steroids, and pt you need an MRI and consultation with a neurosurgery. Fortunately, most of these will not require surgery. ...Read more

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I currently have shoulder, arm , and neck pain as well as finger tingling. What can be causing this?

I currently have shoulder, arm , and neck pain as well as finger tingling. What can be causing this?

Irritated nerve: Those symptoms together raise suspicion for an irritated or pinched nerve in your neck. I would first see your primary care doctor for diagnosis and initial rx. ...Read more

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My symtomps will come and go like dizziness headache neck pain sometimes my elbow . tingling in any one of my finger only 1 finger. please help me?

My symtomps will come and go like  dizziness headache neck pain sometimes my elbow . tingling in any one of my finger only 1 finger. please help me?

Dizziness: Dizziness with headaches and tingling in the fingers needs thorough evaluation by a physician. The possibilities are many, but the patient needs evaluation for entities such as thoracic inlet syndrome and abnormalities in the cervical spine and brain stem. Depending on physical examination, the patent may need imaging such as an MRI of the brain stem and spine ...Read more

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Chronic neck pain radiating into shoulders arms and down spine, unable to raise arms above head and weakness down arms n tingling in fingers. ?

Chronic neck pain radiating into shoulders arms and down spine, unable to raise arms above head and weakness down arms n tingling in fingers. ?

Nerve pressure: You may have a disc problem or degenerative changes in the cervical (neck) spine with pressure on the nerves. In a few people, these symptoms go along with pressure at the top of the spine such as the chiari malformation. If your symptoms do not settle down, you should see your doctor. Other causes are possible. A lot will depend on your neurological examination. Diagnostic studies may be needed. ...Read more

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Hx of migraines worsened with whiplash. Right sided neck pain, tingling constant in right shoulder and on the blade radiates to pinky finger and thumb?

Whiplash Injury: Even with your given medical history and previous treatments for migraine and what appears to be some kind of radiculopathy, it is likely you suffered an exacerbation or worsening of your condition after the whiplash injury. The radiating pain with paresthesias to your pinky and thumb area area may be indicative of a possible cervical radiculopathy . A nerve conduction study/emg might be helpful. ...Read more

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Can optic nerve swelling have any relation to severe neck pain and tingling in the neck?

Could be: If you have optic nerve swelling, with loss of vision, you could have optic neuritis. If when you flex or extend your neck, you have electrical shock-like pain or tingling, this could be a Lhermitte's sign. Although several causes, I would evaluate for Multiple Sclerosis. ...Read more

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I have some neck pain and tingling in right arm, could it be a pinched nerve? Does a chiropractor take care of this or should I see my doctor?

I have some neck pain and tingling in right arm, could it be a pinched nerve? Does a chiropractor take care of this or should I see my doctor?

Absolutely: A pinched nerve can cause neck pain headaches, and pain or numbness running into the arm. There are other potential causes, however, and so it would be food to just get a regular check up to make sure it is nothing else. Physical therapy, chiropractic, and interventional pain management are the non operative treatments for it if it doesn't get better. Thank you. ...Read more

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Can neck pain and facial numbness/tingling have any relation?

Can neck pain and facial numbness/tingling have any relation?

Yes: if it is coming from the spine.
irritation/damage of upper cervical nerves can cause both of these symptoms
also consider auriculotemporal neuralgia, glossopharyngeal neuralgia

i would seek medical help and obtain an MRI C-spine, face and brain to see any anatomical causes ...Read more

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I have had facial and neck pain specifically on the left side for almost 2 years now. The pain is almost a numbing/tingling/burning sensation.

I have had facial and neck pain specifically on the left side for almost 2 years now. The pain is almost a numbing/tingling/burning sensation.

Neuropathy: I hope you have had a doctor visit for this concern over the last two years.
You are describing a type of nerve pain. Depending on what is causing it will depend on how it should be treated.
More information needed. ...Read more

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I don't know what to do with my constant neck pain. My neck symptoms are numbness burning and tingling. What could it be? Please help me thanks

I don't know what to do with my constant neck pain. My neck symptoms are numbness burning and tingling. What could it be? Please help me thanks

Time to see a MD: Dear chatty,

given your symptoms, it is time for you to be appropriately evaluated preferably by a specialist (such as myself) in sports medicine, orthopaedics, neuro, etc.. When we hear numbness, tingling and burning, we know there are many possible causes including nerve impingement-whether it is due to a 'bulging disc' or foraminal stenosis, etc. You require a thorough examination and work up. ...Read more

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Attacks of pain in right anterior rib cage and right sided neck pain.Pain is sharp and seems to be alleviated by pressing with fingers at about the c1area?

Severl possibilities: You should see a Spine specialist as soon as possible for a thorough history and physical exam which would likely include xrays and a MRI.Diagnoses can range from muscle spasm to Thoracic Outlet to cervical radiculopathy or costochondritis for starters. Treatment may include a muscle relaxant, neuropathic agent, possible block and/or Physical Therapy. Cardiac workup and reflux eval may also be nec ...Read more

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Is neck pain can cause numbness and tingling and goose bumps sensations?

Is neck pain can cause numbness and tingling and goose bumps sensations?

Possibly: A pinched nerve in the neck can cause neck pain as well as numbness and tingling. Goose bumps are not a common complaint but are certainly possible. ...Read more

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Got new mattress, 2 months hurts, wake up daily pain. Now back/neck pain, tingling in face. Did sleeping on too hard surface cause damage? What to do

Got new mattress, 2 months hurts, wake up daily pain. Now back/neck pain, tingling in face. Did sleeping on too hard surface cause damage? What to do

Back & neck pain: A hard mattress is supposed to be good for your back, if you can't return it give a little it a little longer time to get used to it, you can also use a soft foam mattress padding to give you some comfort. Tingling of the face most likey has nothing to do with the mattress, you need to see your doctor for that to rule out facial palsy & also to check you for your neck & back pain. Feel better. ...Read more

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I am in p.T for my neck pain. I have numbness and tingling and burning in the neck when air gets on it. Is this a nerve thing and what can be done it?

I am in p.T for my neck pain. I have numbness and tingling and burning in the neck when air gets on it. Is this a nerve thing and what can be done it?

Yes: However, the fact that light touch or air causes burning pain to your face and neck that is odd. If it does not resolve with pt and exercise or gets worse, i would see a pain specialist to rule out anything else. This could be early signs of a rare pain disorder called complex regional pain sydrome or even shingles. However it could be just a herniated disk as well. ...Read more

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Index finger completely numb for 2 days. Adjacent fingers ok. Only other symptom is neck pain. What could this be?

Index finger completely numb for 2 days. Adjacent fingers ok. Only other symptom is neck pain. What could this be?

See a neurosurgeon: It looks like from the 7th cervical nerve compression, . See a neurosurgeon and you will likely need a mri. I am an anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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I am having neck pain and facial tingling on my right side only. Also my right arm is always cold. What could this mean?

I am having neck pain and facial tingling on my right side only. Also my right arm is always cold. What could this mean?

Multiple causes: You may have jaw joint disfunction (TMD) which is a dental problem. The sore joint would be just in front of the ear. This could cause neck ache but no arm coldness. Sympathetic nervous responses are highly variable and respond negatively to tension. Relax, do grind your teeth or clench your jaw. ...Read more

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Neck pain for 2 months. Tingling/pins and needles. Worse when moving neck certain ways. Gets worse throughout day. Been same/slightly worsesinceaugust?

MRI: Unfortunately the addition of pin/needles to the neck pain (which is common and benign) suggests an MRI is needed. I recommend a visit to a physiatrist specialized in spine. ...Read more

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I have neck pain and stiffness, tingling in shoulders and headaches every day. It's relieved while sleeping and returns when I get up the next morning?

I have neck pain and stiffness, tingling in shoulders and headaches every day. It's relieved while sleeping and returns when I get up the next morning?

Probably Tension : While the symptoms described can be attributed to muscle tension and spasm, as a result of posture or stress, you should have a thorough evaluation by your primary physician to determine if any further testing is required. ...Read more

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I have cervical spine stenosis. I have received conflictingn opinions fromd re surgery. I have tingling in& some neck pain but my arm s& fingers are f?

I have cervical spine stenosis. I have received conflictingn opinions fromd re surgery. I have tingling in& some neck pain but my arm s& fingers are f?

Surgery Indications: Typically surgery is indicated when there is moderate to severe spinal stenosis either degenerative in origin or due to a herniated disk. Pain is an indication for surgery, but if you're arms are not involved then surgery may be put on hold. Often worsening sensory changes or muscle weakness in the extremities is a definite indication that surgery may be needed. ...Read more

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Thumb pain with tingling, also in the rest of the right hand, prior to that, i had a severe neck pain with "popping" sounds in the neck`s joints. ?

Nerve injury?: your symptoms are concerning for cervical vertebral injury and associated nerve injury. symptoms may resolve with over the counter pain meds, but you need to be seen by a physician. if your pain turns to weakness, you should be seen emergently ...Read more

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I have tingling and numbness in my right hand withsevere neck pain. There were no injuries. Can a pinchednerve heal on its own?

I have tingling and numbness in my right hand withsevere neck pain. There were no injuries. Can a pinchednerve heal on its own?

See pain specialist: It is very common to have your symptoms without an injury. The inflammation needs to be treated aggressively which can help alleviate/sometimes eliminate the pain/numbness/tingling that is likely coming from a cervical nerve irritation. Think of it like hitting your funny bone over and over and over. See a board certified pain specialist for an evaluation and treatment. Why wait to feel better? ...Read more

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Hello. I have been having really bad neck pain but my neck is numb. I get really bad head aces and my fingers and toes go numb. Help?!

Hello. I have been having really bad neck pain but my neck is numb. I get really bad head aces and my fingers and toes go numb. Help?!

Cervical spine?: There are several potential causes for this, but the thing to be certain of is that you do not overlook a cervical spinal lesion. Go see a doctor and get this evaluated asap. Hope you are well soon. ...Read more

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Side of face feels odd, lips tingling, tongue taste like metal. No answers from doctors, passed from one to the other. History of neck pain. ?

Side of face feels odd, lips tingling, tongue taste like metal. No answers from doctors, passed from one to the other. History of neck pain. ?

Imaging?: I would suggest imaging (MRI) to exclude the possibility of a nerve lesion affecting cranial nerves or brainstem. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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Is cerv traction good for a neck like mine with so many issues. Symptoms are getting pretty bad. Neck pain arm pain and tingling pt 24 visit idnt hlp?

Is cerv traction good for a neck like mine with so many issues. Symptoms are getting pretty bad. Neck pain arm pain and tingling  pt 24 visit idnt hlp?

It MAY be an option: There is no "one size fits all" in terms of answers. Many people can carry on with this sort of neck first off--- I don't really know what your cervical spine looks like. Can you upload a .pdf of the test reports? Would even be sweeter if you can send us the DIGITAL FILE of the MRI/MRA. ...Read more

Dr. Craig Morton
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Neck Pain (Definition)

Neck pain can be a symptom of many problems, infections, growths, cervical disk disease, fractures, vascular problems (some serious), heart issues, etc., etc. See your doctor for an exam and possible ...Read more