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Doctor insights on: What Spinal Nerve Is Connected To Middle Finger

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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Does the hand and finger nerves go through the spinal cord?

Does the hand and finger nerves go through the spinal cord?

Yes: All nerves to the extremities (arms and legs) originate in the brain and spinal cord. ...Read more

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Left ring finger,pinky,hand,arm,& shoulder suddenly went numb 2 days ago.Cyst in spinal canal,c spine area. Go to ER or wait to see neuro on 30th?

Left ring finger,pinky,hand,arm,& shoulder suddenly went numb 2 days ago.Cyst in spinal canal,c spine area. Go to ER or wait to see neuro on 30th?

Er: If you are not able to contact the neurosurgeon to be seen immediately, and you been diagnosed with an abnormality within your spinal canal, and now you are noticing a sudden and distinct worsening in your neurological symptoms, I would go to the Er to be seen immediately. Preferably to the Er of the hospital that your specialist has privileges at. ...Read more

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I had an inguinal hernia operation on my left side. I was given regional anesthesia via spinal chord. After eight days, of operation, I am feeling tingling in my left hand and little finger. What do I do?

I had an inguinal hernia operation on my left side. I was given regional anesthesia via spinal chord. After eight days, of operation, I am feeling tingling in my left hand and little finger. What do I do?

Pinky tingling: The little finger is innervated by the ulnar nerve. It is fairly superficial at the elbow and can become compressed by the weight of your arm during anesthesia. I am assuming you also received some sort of sedation which essentially had you sleeping for some or all of the surgery. This ulnar neuropathy is usually temporary and is a recognized complication of anesthesia. ...Read more

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Tiny clear itchy bumps occur on right middle finger (from mid joint to fingertip). Recently the finger tip feels a little numb. ?

Tiny clear itchy bumps occur on right middle finger (from mid joint to fingertip). Recently the finger tip feels a little numb. ?

Need to see this: before any diagnosis can be made. Please schedule a virtual consultation or visit your healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I work as a auto tech. I use my hands all day and at work now and at home my right arm hurts, my middle finger will not bend like it used to, can't sleep and on my right foot mid-way by my big toe to mid toe hurts when i walk? I'm 43 years old and need to

I work as a auto tech. I use my hands all day and at work now and at home my right arm hurts, my middle finger will not bend like it used to, can't sleep and on my right foot mid-way by my big toe to mid toe hurts when i walk? I'm 43 years old and need to

Typically : Typically this is not one thing but a series of separate issues. However you need a good general physical, bloodwork, checked for gout, diabetes, thyroid disease and general "stuff: first...Then you r physician can start to focus in on these things for example a neuroma in your foot ( a nerve inflammation between the toes) a trigger finger or post traumatic arthritic joint in your finger, , a rotator cuff issue in your right shoulder all these things can give you these symptoms, are you falling part, no... But welcome to 40 plus year of age seriously though start with a regular chreck up and go from there. ...Read more

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What happens if the ventral root of the spinal nerve is cut?

What happens if the ventral root of the spinal nerve is cut?

Weakness or paralysi: The ventral root contains the motor fibers which control our muscles. Because muscles have multiple nerve roots innervating them the result may only be weakness in a particular group of muscles or could be paralysis if the particular nerve root is the dominant root. ...Read more

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Does an alergic reaction to bactrum cause permit spinal /nerve damage?

Does an alergic reaction to bactrum cause permit spinal /nerve damage?

Highly unlikely: The usual allergic reactions consists of hives or anaphylaxis and would not specifically inflict damages to your spinal cord or nerves. A much less common hypersensitivity (vs allergic) reaction is Steven Johnson syndrome which may potentially be fatal. ...Read more

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What would happen if there was a destruction of the spinal nerve's dorsal root ganglion?

What would happen if there was a destruction of the spinal nerve's dorsal root ganglion?

Loss of sensation: Destruction of the dorsal root ganglion would interrupt the sensory pathway of that particular nerve - therefore, one would be expected to have numbness in the distribution of that spinal nerve. ...Read more

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When there is damage to the spinal nerve, why can't doctors reattach it like reattaching hands for inst ens?

When there is damage to the spinal nerve, why can't doctors reattach it like reattaching hands for inst ens?

Change over time: Sometimes nerves can be reattached. It depends how long they have been injured. There are elements within nerves that are very small, these must be maintained for nerves to work in their normal fashion. They cannot be repaired surgically when they have been injured for a long time because they change on the inside after the injury. ...Read more

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What is the inflammation of the root of a spinal nerve?

What is the inflammation of the root of a spinal nerve?

see below: A spinal nerve (root) is a large nerve bundle that leaves the spine at regular intervals, right and left. Inflammation can occur anywhere in the body. Think of a bee sting, with pain, swelling and sensitivity. Inflammation of the nerve root, causes pain close to the spine, and along the route of the nerve. Epidural steroid injections are sometimes used to place anti-inflammatories into the spine. ...Read more

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What happens if the dorsal root of a spinal nerve is damaged?

What happens if the dorsal root of a spinal nerve is damaged?

It may create: Neuropathic pain as this is in the vicinity of the dorsal root ganglion and may affect that nerve's functional distribution as well depending on what type of overlap or cross innervation that may be in that individual. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a cranial nerve and a spinal nerve?

What is the difference between a cranial nerve and a spinal nerve?

Cranial/Spinal nerve: Cranial nerves emerge from the brain. Spinal nerves are from the spinal cord. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have inflammation of the root of a spinal nerve?

Problem xitng spine: Nerves branch off in bundles from the spinal cord & exit thru an opening between the vertebrae.This is the nerve root. The opening itself is subject to narrowing or irritation from arthritis or various illnesses as are the tissues nearby. Nerve bundles are surrounded bu flexable tissue that can be compressed by the swelling nearby and end up choking off some of the nerve activity. ...Read more

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Could spinal nerve issues be present even if you have a normal EMG result?

Could spinal nerve issues be present even if you have a normal EMG result?

Yes: Yes, it depends where the problem is, how long since the injury or disease process started and what is being tested on the NCS/EMG ...Read more