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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

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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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What does tingling hands and fingers mean?

What does tingling hands and fingers mean?

TINGLING HANDS: Tingling hands and fingers could mean many things. First of all, how long has it been going on. Do you take any medications? If it's both hands and fingers, it could be some nerve problems in the hands. Do you have diabetes? Do see your family doctor or dermatologist. Hope it gets better soon. ...Read more

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What can you do for tingling hands and fingers?

What can you do for tingling hands and fingers?

Make sure you do not: Have carpal tunnel and ulnar neuropathy. It would be unlikely to be neuropathy, since your feet are most frequently affected. These are quite common, frequently transient (i get both occasionallly while mt biking, but an injection may cure either problem, or simple surgery. ...Read more

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What can?Be the cause of tingling hands and fingers?

What can?Be the cause of tingling hands and fingers?

Many causes: Many things can cause tingling of the hands and fingers but some of the most common are: carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, peripheral neuropathy, and herniated disks in the neck/cervical spine. There are also vascular issues that can sometimes cause tingling. ...Read more

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Do tingling hands and fingers always signify diabeties?

Do tingling hands and fingers always signify diabeties?

Possible neuropathy: Depending on the affected nerves, symptoms of diabetic neuropathy can range from a numbness and tingling sensation, possibly a burning sensation, to an uncomfortable painful sensation of the extremities. Neuropathy may affect your digestive system, urinary tract, blood vessels and the heart. For some people, the symptoms are mild; for others, it can be painful and disabling. ...Read more

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What could having rapid heart beat and tingling hands, fingers mean? No sign of chest pain.

What could having rapid heart beat and tingling hands, fingers mean? No sign of chest pain.

Chicken vs Egg: Those symptoms come together as a form of anxiety. But it has to be determined what caused what: your heart started beating rapidly for some reason and you noticed it and started freaking-out, breathing so hard that your fingers tingle (really).-OR- for some reason you became anxious about something, breathing hard and your heart started racing. You might want to get checked out for them... ...Read more

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What is neuropathy and can it be cured? Dizziness, very disoriented.Tingling hands, fingers, feet, and also swelling , water retention, feels like i'm drunk cannot walk straight, very much afraid of falling, i feel like i'm tilting more to one side .

What is neuropathy and can it be cured? Dizziness, very disoriented.Tingling hands, fingers, feet, and also swelling , water retention, feels like i'm drunk cannot walk straight, very much afraid of falling, i feel like i'm tilting more to one side .

"Neuropathy" : "neuropathy" as a term is usually used to describe or label diseases of the peripheral nerves, so it is also often called "peripheral neuropathy" to emphasize that this is not a term to use to describe diseases of the brain or spinal cord. There are many types of peripheral neuropathy, and several ways to classify them, based on whether the major systems involved are those which provide nervous system input to muscles (motor neuropathies), those that are involved in sensation such as touch, pressure, heat, cold, pain, etc (sensory neuropathies), or those that are involved in control of involunatry functions such as maintenance of blood pressure, sweating, and bowel and bladder function. There are mixed neuropathies, pure motor neuropathies, pure sensory neuropathies, etc. Equally, there are classifications by cause (etiology), such as diabetic neuropathy (which is usually a sensory neuropathy but may involve motor problems or autonomic problems in some patients) or ischemic neuropathy (neuropathy caused by insufficient blood supply to some nerves). Some neuropathies have a genetic basis, others are acquired. Some are due to other diseases involving nerve secondarily, such as diseases in which the immune system attacks blood vessels, producing vasculitis, which then can produce ischemic neuropathy in the affected nerves. This often produces a clinical pattern called "mononeuropathy multiplex", meaning multiple nerves are involved one at at time with no pattern, whereas a lot of other types of neuropathy as I have described above are "polyneuropathies", involving multiple nerves usually in symmetric patterns, such as in what is called a "stocking and glove" distribution. So the causes are different, and some are identifiable and curable, others are not curable but are treatable, and some are difficult to treat. So this is a long answer to your main question about "what is neuropathy". Some of what you describe could be a peripheral polyneuropathy: tingling sensations in your hands and feet, feeling "drunk" which may mean your sense of where you are in space is not working well, leading to a feeling that you may fall. However as dr krob suggested "dizziness", swelling and water retention, and disorientation are not commonly associated with neuropathy and could suggest that you have a serious medical condition which needs prompt evaluation and treatment. Some of these might also cause neuropathy; so, to pick just one possibility (not to say you have this), there are diseases called "collagen vascular diseases" such as lupus which may damage the kidneys, producing water retention, swelling of the legs, feet, and hands, and this may also affect nerves by causing vasculitis, giving you the tingling and perhaps also the "feeling like i'm drunk". So see a physician, very soon. ...Read more

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I have continuous aching in arm and tingling in hands and fingers?

I have continuous aching in arm and tingling in hands and fingers?

See neurologist: Could be myalgia or muscle soreness and aches from different causes and the numbness could be from nerve injury or pinching at specific sites depending on the other symptoms and associated findings in a neurological exam. ...Read more