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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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What are the causes of numbness in hands and severe rib and spine pain?

What are the causes of numbness in hands and severe rib and spine pain?

Radiculopathy: This sounds like it is most likely to be cervical radiculopathy which results from a pinched nerve in the neck. This requires orthopedic evaluation. There are other much rarer causes, and an orthopedist or a neurologist visit can help. ...Read more

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Cause of left hand numbness, pain near sternal/rib joint with deep inspiration and sob. Cardiac work-up clean. What else could it be?

Cause of left hand numbness, pain near sternal/rib joint with deep inspiration  and sob. Cardiac work-up clean. What else could it be?

Hand numbness: Could be two separate issues. Hand numbness could be carpal tunnel syndrome and chest pain could be costochondritis (like arthritis). Spine problems or other problems at the junction of the chest and neck could theoretically cause both symptoms, but less likely. Your primary care physician may help our may refer to a hand/upper extremity surgeon or neurologist. ...Read more

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Have had lower right back pain....and numbness in hands/forearms and legs on/off for about a week...comes and goes, feel stiff/achy, M, 51 yrs old?

Back pain: You mention a number of concerns so you must see your Primary doctor as soon as possible. You are likely to be referred to a Specialist! Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more

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I have a syrix on my spine.And two small bulging disk. I have numbness in hands and pain in the kneck.Iwhat can I do while I wait for apt with dr.

I have a syrix on my spine.And two small bulging disk.  I have numbness in hands and pain in the kneck.Iwhat can I do while I wait for apt with  dr.

See below: There is probably not too much at this point besides trying to lie down and rest if the neck is really bothering you. Once you see your doctor, hopefully you will get a treatment plan that will help you. ...Read more

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Have had worsening joint/spine pain, extreme fatigue, occasional pins & needles & numbness in hand/foot, etc.Had spine/brain mris showing nothing.What could this be?Nxt steps/other dr's?(saw neurol.)

Have had worsening joint/spine pain, extreme fatigue, occasional pins & needles & numbness in hand/foot, etc.Had spine/brain mris showing nothing.What could this be?Nxt steps/other dr's?(saw neurol.)

Suggestions: Given the joint pain, the problem could be some form or arthritis or other rheumatologic condition. A rheumatologist may be helpful. Another suggestion is that the pain and fatigue with no signs on MRI could be symptoms of fibromyalgia. Consider searching for doctors in your area who specialize in fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Cause for 26 yo f awoke with severe rt. Eye pain, lt hand numbness, dizziness, vomited x2 taste &smelt sweet. Few hrs later only has rt eye soreness?

Cause for 26 yo f awoke with severe rt. Eye pain, lt hand numbness, dizziness, vomited x2 taste &smelt sweet. Few hrs later only has rt eye soreness?

See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Pain from collar bone 2 ribs left hand heaviness back pain since last 6 days. 2 days numbness in left hand and left face.

Pain from collar bone 2 ribs left hand heaviness back pain since last 6 days. 2 days numbness in left hand and left face.

Left pain parathesia: Did you have any trauma? Could be thoracic outlet syndrome, TMJ, early zoster (though usually lesions would come out by now and usually no numbness-parathesias), and rarely MS, vascular anomaly, mass or lymph node.Follow up with doctor/urgent care for thoracic outlet you will need orthopedic surgeon ...Read more

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