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If you have a spinal cord injury can it make your fingers hurt?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Spine & finger pain

Yes. Problems affecting the spinal cord inside the neck and the nerve roots that come out between the vertebra of the neck can cause hand & finger pain (involving all 5 fingers).
Other rare disorders like a cyst inside the central cord area (syrinx) can cause what is called "stocking-glove paresthesias"--unpleasant sensations in both hands & feet.

In brief: Spine & finger pain

Yes. Problems affecting the spinal cord inside the neck and the nerve roots that come out between the vertebra of the neck can cause hand & finger pain (involving all 5 fingers).
Other rare disorders like a cyst inside the central cord area (syrinx) can cause what is called "stocking-glove paresthesias"--unpleasant sensations in both hands & feet.
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Dr. William Newton
Pain Management

In brief: Yes

In brief: Yes

Neuropathic pain is common in spinal cord injury.
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