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Tingling fingers and weak hands while laying down to sleep. Both hands. Can it indicate pinch cervical nerve/neck issues?

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Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

It could just be that you are sleeping on the arm and decreasing blood flow to the hand.
Otherwise it may be a bulging disc or other structures pressing on exiting nerve roots/spinal cord. Try sleeping on your back with your neck/chin flexed in slightly to lessen pressure. If no improvement, a MRI of the cervical spine will be helpful in understanding the anatomy better.

In brief: Possibly

It could just be that you are sleeping on the arm and decreasing blood flow to the hand.
Otherwise it may be a bulging disc or other structures pressing on exiting nerve roots/spinal cord. Try sleeping on your back with your neck/chin flexed in slightly to lessen pressure. If no improvement, a MRI of the cervical spine will be helpful in understanding the anatomy better.
Dr. Aj Rastogi
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Dr. Nathaniel Brooks
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Tingling Hands

This is a rare presentation for nerves pinched in the neck.
Classically this presentation is seen in carpal tunnel syndrome.

In brief: Tingling Hands

This is a rare presentation for nerves pinched in the neck.
Classically this presentation is seen in carpal tunnel syndrome.
Dr. Nathaniel Brooks
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Dr. Sandra Pinkham
Holistic Medicine

In brief: Yes

See if you positions your head and neck in such a way that the nerves are not pinched.
Eat an anti-inflamamtory diet and take anti-inflammatory herbs or medications. Cold directly over the spinal column to decrease swelling of teh nerve and heat on hte sides of the neck, magnesium oil topically, and gentle stretch to decrease the compression of the disc may help.

In brief: Yes

See if you positions your head and neck in such a way that the nerves are not pinched.
Eat an anti-inflamamtory diet and take anti-inflammatory herbs or medications. Cold directly over the spinal column to decrease swelling of teh nerve and heat on hte sides of the neck, magnesium oil topically, and gentle stretch to decrease the compression of the disc may help.
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Potentially, but

For your age, if otherwise healthy, may be from pressure on nerves at elbow while laying flat.
Try changing position, particularly if tend to lie flat on back, or put spare pillow under one arm as test and see if resolves. If not, see neurologist for exam.

In brief: Potentially, but

For your age, if otherwise healthy, may be from pressure on nerves at elbow while laying flat.
Try changing position, particularly if tend to lie flat on back, or put spare pillow under one arm as test and see if resolves. If not, see neurologist for exam.
Dr. Donald Alves
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