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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. Daniel Mass
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Numbness And Tingling (Definition)

Numbness and tingling is a symptom in which a person has some loss of feeling (numbness) and/or has the feeling of "pins and needles" in some part of the body. If a person had slept on his arm, the arm may have "pins and needles" for several minutes before returning to normal. Numbness and tingling can also ...Read more


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For 2-3 weeks i've had neck, shoulders, and back pains. Loss of appetite. Fatigue. Hand numbness and tingling. Depression. What causes these symptom?

For 2-3 weeks i've had neck, shoulders, and back pains. Loss of appetite.  Fatigue. Hand numbness and tingling. Depression.  What causes these symptom?

Rule out med illness: You should first get a physicalexam to rule out any medical illness that might be contributing to how you're feeling. There are various illnesses such as vitamin deficiencies thyroid disease and sleep apnea that can cause what you're feeling. Lyme's disease is another possibility. Depression makes you feel very tired and fatigued both physically and mentally. You can develop aches and pains in virtually any part of your body. With depression you feel helpless hopeless worthless and guilty. Energy and motivation are low. There is a distinct lack of ability to enjoy things and a tendency to withdraw socially. You can either have an increased or decreased appetite and insomnia or increased sleepiness. You can also have both. If you are feeling this way please see your doctor, then a therapist, and if necessary a psychiatrist for medication management. Do not forget to watch your diet, exercise, and seek out other ways of treating your depression from an alternative medicine or complementary medicine point of view. Yoga, meditation, acupuncture, and finding your spiritual center can all be important ways to overcome depression. ...Read more

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Can ehlers danlos syndrome cause hand numbness and tingling?

Can ehlers danlos syndrome cause hand numbness and tingling?

Dysautonomia: Dysautonomia is fairly common in many patients with EDS, which could perhaps explain the numbness and tingling. Mechanism isn't exactly clear but is probably related to some sort of neuropathy or sudomotor dysfunction. However could also be an unrelated carpal tunnel disorder or problem in neck. Followup with Neurology to find out. Hypermobility in and of itself should not cause these problems ...Read more

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I'm experiencing hand numbness and tingling. It keeps on getting worse and worse. What can I tell hr?

I'm experiencing hand numbness and tingling. It keeps on getting worse and worse. What can I tell hr?

Couple of reasons: If you are thinking of filing a work comp claim you'll have to report it, but make sure you understand the implications of doing so. Hand numbness could be for many reasons so you will want to have that evaluated. It may or may not be related to your work. ...Read more

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Hand numbness and tingling due to underarm?

Hand numbness and tingling due to underarm?

Nerves and blood: Vessels that go to your arm, elbow, forearm, wrist, hand and fingers pass through the axilla or armpit on the way from the chest and shoulder region to the rest of the upper limb. So a process in the axilla or armpit could symptoms in the hand. It shold be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in foot when i stood up, radiating pain in upper thigh simultanesouly, feet/hand numbness and tingling, pinched nerve?

Sharp pain in foot when i stood up, radiating pain in upper thigh simultanesouly, feet/hand numbness and tingling, pinched nerve?

Confusing: The only place all those areas have a common nerve serving them is the neck. This would be very unusual. Ypou should see your doc soon. Those are sx of multiple sclerosis. ...Read more

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Can a herniated disk in the low back area cause numbness and tingling in the arms and hands? Mri of neck was neg, no abnormalities shown.

Can a herniated disk in the low back area cause numbness and tingling in the arms and hands? Mri of neck was neg, no abnormalities shown.

No: Herniated disc of the low back can cause numbness and tingling in one leg (rarely both), but not in the arms. 25% of americans have herniated disc in the lumbar spine without any symptoms. Seek the help of a rehabilitation physician who can sort out the nerve, muscle and soft tissue problems that can produce your symptoms. ...Read more

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If you have numbness and tingling in the hand does it come from your neck? Does the doctor perform a EMG? Please help what kind of exam takes place?

Hold your horses: The first "exam" that needs to be done is a history and physical by a clinician in the office. Don't be so ready to second-guess the process. Would you do that with your lawyer or mechanic or plumber? ...Read more

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Heart fine but have pain in neck, upper back and chest, facial numbness and tingling in hands and feet, clicking sound when I turn my head. 1year now?

Heart fine but have pain in neck, upper back and chest, facial numbness and tingling in hands and feet, clicking sound when I turn my head. 1year now?

Nondiagnostic: Your symptoms are nondiagnostic and possibly unexplainable by a single disorder. More information is needed. Contact your Physician who will take a thorough history and perform a complete physical examination in order to make a diagnosis. Appropriate tests and probably xrays will be ordered. ...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


Dr. Jack Choueka
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Hand Numbness (Definition)

Hand numbness is a clinical finding in which a person's hand has decreased sensation. Numbness can be ...Read more