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Pain And Numbness In Right Arm
I woke up today in night with severe pain and numbness in right arm and now have i stiff and painful neck, what is it?
Possible disc: Could be a pinched nerve inside the neck secondary to a protruded or ruptured disc, but could also involve nerves within the shoulder becoming inflammed due to a brachial plexitis (parsonage-turner syndrome) there are a variety of treatments available, so see your doctor asap. ...Read more
Muscle vs. nerve: You may have strained a muscle, or the muscle is inflamed from overuse or an inflammatory disorder (though these typically cause more diffuse muscle pain). Numbness is usually due to a (peripheral) nerve problem in the arm itself or at the level of your neck. You would need a neurological examination to determine what testing (if any) is needed further. ...Read more
Several things: First realize this is a common level for a disc to herniate & that most get better over time with treatment that can include: traction, activity modification, medication & sometimes epidural steroid injections. If symptoms persist after 12 weeks of treatment & are severe, surgery can be indicated with a 90% success rate done by a orthopedic spine surgeon or neurosurgeon if a nonsmoker. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
3 bulging disc in my neck /pain and numbness in right arm from elbow to index finger and thumb doctor wants to refer neurologist is this correct?
Pinched nerve: Neck pain that runs down the arm with or without numbness and tingling sounds like a pinched nerve in the neck. This is usually caused by a protruding disc or bone spur touching one of your spinal nerves as it leaves your neck. A neurologist can be a good start to get this evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms:neck/shoulder pain, stiffness, numbness in right arm/hand, headaches. Could this be a bone spur of the cervical vertebrae in a 58 year old ?
Possibly: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
Numbness: If you awoke with this and it resolves soon after you awake then it is likely positional. Meaning you slept on your right arm and compressed the nerve. Your arm fell asleep. If it does not resolve spontaneously then you need to be seen and referred to a neurology for further evaluation. ...Read more
I m having acute pain and numbness in my right arm at night from last ten days what is the reason for that do I need to see a doctor?
Yes need evaluation: Yes you need evaluation ny your doctor.Your pain may be coming frompressure on the nerves in neck or brachial plexus.Meanwhile try to change the position you sleep in and/or take somr over the counter non steroidal anti inflammatory meds like aleve (naproxen) or Motrin if you don't have any allergy or any other contra indication for taking these. ...Read more
I have headaches in the morning, toothaches, neck pain, and occasional numbness in right arm. I also have a history of sleep apnea, bruxism, and disk bulges under tx. Which doctor should I see?
Dentist: However, it must be a dentist with advanced training in TMJ treatment. The symptoms you list all point to this area of dentistry. It can be complicated as it involves a "bite imbalance" that a dentist with advanced training can diagnose and inform you of your options. A physician can help diagnose other issues involving the arm numbness. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Back pain causeing numbness n feet, legs, & right arm. Sometimes fall down. Been over a month & Drs. can't figure out the problem. Any ideas?
Imaging?: Have you had any imaging-back xray MRI to see if there is any inflammation of any of the nerves that come out of the back,or if any disks are bulging against the spinal cord or nerves coming from the back and down the legs or from the neck down the arms?Maybe a neurologist would perform an EMG on the muscles in your right arm, feet and legs.Falling down is definitely not normal and concerning ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low back pain with right thigh numbness and right arm/hand/wrist pain/numbness. Sneezing causes extreme aching pain in both arms. Thoughts on causes?
Spine specialist W/U: It coulb be from disc disease in your neck or high in the back creating some nerve root irritation from the sudden negative intrathoracic pressure created by the sneeze. When not sneezing the disc may look normal, which makes it very difficult to diagnose. The same phenomenon can result from a build up of bone (osteophytes) near the central canal or the foramen where the nerves travel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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