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NCV/EMG neg,couldn't feel needles from elbow up,MRI showed mild disk bulge C3-C4,neuro said norm.What's causing severe burning,pain,wkness hands/arms?

NCV/EMG neg,couldn't feel needles from elbow up,MRI showed mild disk bulge C3-C4,neuro said norm.What's causing severe burning,pain,wkness hands/arms?

Burning pain: and weakness can be caused by many conditions. Ask the neurologist what they think is causing the problem. If you don't feel comfortable with the answer get a second opinion. ...Read more

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What causes numbness/tingling/pain in arms/hands? Worse in am. Can last all day. Sometimes one sometimes both. Can't lift rt arm to side wo sev pain.

What causes numbness/tingling/pain in arms/hands? Worse in am. Can last all day. Sometimes one sometimes both. Can't lift rt arm to side wo sev pain.

Nerve problems: You could possess peripheral nerve compression, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, but might have more proximal issue at elbow, shoulder or neck. You describe issues on lifting right arm, which raises question of pathology within shoulder area. See your doctor, a few tests should confirm location and etiology. Most of the above possibilities are easy to address. ...Read more

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What causes hand pain, numbness in legs, face, arms and headache?

What causes hand pain, numbness in legs, face, arms and headache?

Many symptoms: There are many possible causes of these symptoms. Any one of these has a few causes. Considering the pain and numbness is in multiple places, a problem with the nervous system or the joints could be a factor. The diagnosis depends on any other symptoms you have, what your physical exam looks like, and test results. A diagnosis that unifies all your symptoms may not be easy to make. ...Read more

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Does diabetes cause severe arm and hand pain?

Does diabetes cause severe arm and hand pain?

Indirectly: Diabetes is a leading cause for peripheral neuropathy and compressive neuropathies like carpal tunnel syndrome. I would recommend an evaluation by a health care professional. ...Read more

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What could cause upper left chest , back and arm/hand pain when xray, and ECG are normal?

What could cause upper left chest , back and arm/hand pain when xray, and ECG are normal?

Neck perhaps: Neck problems like a disk rupture can cause left arm pain down to the hand; they sometimes cause pain in the midback and occasionally the chest. You might want to see a spinal specialist. ...Read more

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Could cervical issues cause extreme hand pain without arm pain. Only slight numbness, pain in palm, index finger knuckle , starting in other hand too?

Hand pain: The short answer to your question is yes. The longer answer is that there are various sources of hand painn, ranging from the spine to the thoracic outlet region to nerve compression in the forearm or more commonly also the wrist. The answer to the site of the problem can be determined by a careful neurologist possibly including electrical sudies of the nerves. See your neurologist. ...Read more

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Can emg determine if carpal tunnel cause of hand pain? Mri shows cervical stenosis. Emg only done on arm, confirmed carp tunl, not done on neck?

Can emg determine if carpal tunnel cause of hand pain? Mri shows cervical stenosis. Emg only done on arm, confirmed carp tunl, not done on neck?

Yes: The nerve study can determine if there is a compression at the neck or further down such as the wrist in carpal tunnel syndrome. This is only one portion of the diagnostic workup and should include a full exam by a hand surgeon. If there are 2 issues then release of the carpal tunnel is generally regarded as the first line treatment as recently evident in an article published this month. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can they fix a C7 t1 herniated disc pinching a C8 nerve root, lots of pain in hands and arms?

Can you tell me how can they fix a C7 t1 herniated disc pinching a C8 nerve root, lots of pain in hands and arms?

Yes: Three possibilities , one is anterior neck fusion, second is an artificial disk replacement , third is a posterior discectomy. All outpatient surgeries. The best procedure for you is dependent on the cause and the ability of the surgeon. ...Read more

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Have neck and back problems. For months now been having problems with tingling and pain in hands, arms, fingers and now in back. What is up?

Possible neck issues: Several things could be happening, but the most likely explanation would be problems in the c-spine -- either arthritis or disc herniation. See your doctor and ask about those things. ...Read more