Should I have an MRI for numbness and tingling in my hands?

Possibly. Often your doctor will order an x-ray of your cervical spine first. Depending on the outcome your doctor may then order an mri.

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Peripheral neuro- pathy, damage usually to nerves of feet/hands, is common and has many causes...diabetes chief among them. Full medical work-up needed to find, if possible, the cause and treat it directly. Symptom relief often found from anti-convulsant drugs including gabapentin. Knee symptoms probably caused by something else...? arthritis. Probably not allergic but intolerant of pain meds. Keep working with Doc. Read more...

I have had extreme pain, numbness and tingling for 2 yrs. I am 27 and have had an MRI and other test and found nothing. What can I do? It hurts lots

Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is sort of what you might be describing with widespread pain of no particular origin.. You also need to rule out other diseases of the nervous system like MS and als. Fibromyalgia is far more common than those other neurologic diseases and has a number of treatments. Mri's generally pick up the neurodegenerative diseases. You need to see a neurologist to sort out what is going on. Read more...
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Head numbness and tingling to left fingers? What diagnostic tests appropriate, CT scan or MRI?

Depends. Physician should consider your overall medical history and perform a good neurological exam before deciding on appropriate imaging modalities. Read more...

What does a numbness and tingling in the hand and bicep mean?

Nerve injury. This sounds like a nerve injury possibly a nerve root at the spine in the neck. More specifics of the numbness as well as any pain or weakness would be helpful information. See a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist to diagnose and possibly treat. Read more...

About 2 years ago I felt numbness and tingling in both hands on the middle and ring finger, now it has gone to an actual pain in both above nuckle?

Medial or ulnar nerv. You seem to have the patience of Job. Go see a good neurologist and tell your story. Your pain could originate anywhere from your hands to the wrists to the arms to the armpits to the neck. A good neurologist should be able to help you figure it out. It could be work related - repetitive stress injury. Too little space here. See a live doc! Read more...