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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 would cause neck pain with pain down my arms and tingling in my hands?

What would cause neck pain with pain down my arms and tingling in my hands?

Mult. possibilities: Multiple possibilities. You might have a "pinched nerve" in the neck. This can be caused by a disc bulge in the neck that is pressing or irritation a nerve. Other causes could include muscle pain due to tightness/ poor posture other neurologic causes need to be ruled out . Carpal tunnel syndrome is a possibility as well. See your doctor for diagnostic testing and an appropriate treatment program. ...Read more

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Can thoracic disc protrusions and extrusions cause neck pain or tingling in arms and hands, or tremors?

Can thoracic disc protrusions and extrusions cause neck pain or tingling in arms and hands, or tremors?

Thoracic disk sxs: No, because the nerves that supply all skin and muscles in your arms come from up above, in the c-spine, thoracic disks don't affect the arms. Typically a thoracic disk will either cause pain in the mid back, a tingling or burning radiating around the rib area, or no symptoms at all. If the disk is pressing on the spinal cord, it can result in bladder changes, trouble walking or with balance too ...Read more

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Neck pain with arm and hand pain and tingling in left foot...What coul it be?

Neck pain with arm and hand pain and tingling in left foot...What coul it be?

Pinched nerve: This sounds a lot like a pinched nerve in the neck. The left foot tingling is unusual for a pinched nerve in the neck so it would suggest a different diagnosis or 2 separate unrelated diagnoses. ...Read more

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Severe arm and hand tingling like electric shock when I tilt my head back Also neck pain arm numbness?

Severe arm and hand tingling like electric shock when I tilt my head back 
Also neck pain arm numbness?

Radiculopathy: It sounds like a disc has herniated in your neck or some other issues closing off the opening your nerve roots run through to exit the cervical spine. These are classic symptoms and I recommend seeing a physician sooner than later to identify if there is anything emergent or surgical necessity to avoid arm paralysis. You may not need anything but a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack, but get checked to be sure. ...Read more

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Neck pain and face tingling/spasms. Sometimes arm/hand tingling. MRI and CT both fine. Problem occurs mostly during long computer hours etc?

Neck pain and face tingling/spasms. Sometimes arm/hand tingling. MRI and CT both fine. Problem occurs mostly during long computer hours etc?

Check posture: Working long hours over computer may be your problem. Chck your posture and hand and neck postions. You may ask your MD for more help with things to do while at the computer screen. ...Read more

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What causes burning neck pain that radiates down both arms? Along with numbness and tingling in the neck? The burning pain at times is unbearable

What causes burning neck pain that radiates down both arms? Along with numbness and tingling in the neck? The burning pain at times is unbearable

Disc problem: While most of the time it is not serious but it could be a sign of a disc problem or another condition called spinal stenosis. I would recommend your see a spinal specialist who will evaluate your physical exam and may order further diagnostic tests such as an MRI ...Read more

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I have neck pain that's running down my left arm numbness and tingling. What is the cause of this?

I have neck pain that's running down my left arm numbness and tingling. What is the cause of this?

PRESSURE ON NERVES: Pain in neck radiating down the arm usually is from pressure on the nerves that originate from the neck you need to be evaluated by your doctor or an ortopedic specialist, you need exam and may need MRI exam to find the cause.You are only 34 years old so see your doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Neck Pain (Definition)

Neck pain can be a symptom of many problems, infections, growths, cervical disk disease, fractures, vascular problems (some serious), heart issues, etc., etc. See your doctor for an exam and possible ...Read more