1 doctor weighed in:

I am a45 yr old male. I have numbness from my shoulders into my upper arms. I have had this for years on and off.?

1 doctor weighed in

In brief: ?syringomyelia

Your description may suggest a problem inside the spinal cord such as a congenital syrinx or enlarged tunnel, and the chronicity would be highly reassuring, as it is unlikely that you possess a progressive problem. Might get an MRI of spinal cord to further evaluate.

In brief: ?syringomyelia

Your description may suggest a problem inside the spinal cord such as a congenital syrinx or enlarged tunnel, and the chronicity would be highly reassuring, as it is unlikely that you possess a progressive problem. Might get an MRI of spinal cord to further evaluate.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
49 years in practice
55M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors