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I injured my left shoulder with horrendous pain & now my fingers are numb & my hand is very weak. Should I insist on an MRI? Neck fused c4-t1.

Neck pain. Yes. With a history of fusion of the cervical spine you need a mri. You are having problems consistent with a entrapped nerve. Get the mri. Read more...
More than that. 54 yo has severe shoulder pain with distal parasthesias & weak hand; with symptom onset after an acute shoulder injury. This requires urgent attention with concern for brachial neural plexus injury or neurally compressive collections of blood such as vascular clots or hematomas. Surgical intervention might be necessary to avoid permanency of these symptoms. Yes, an MRI is necessary in this case. . Read more...

Ache in my left shoulder joint that radiates down arm into a tingling sensation in hand, resulting in numb thumb. I'm a type 1 diabetic w/ Hashimoto's?

Many causes. There are many causes including your known diabetes, Hashimoto's, trauma, plexopathy, radiculopathy, etc. See your physician to explain the symptoms in detail, and if necessary, you may be referred to a neurologist for additional evaluation. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000593.htm. Read more...