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Numbness from shoulders to fingertips

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  • Posted By: tarantularose
  • November 5, 2006
  • 11:52 PM

This has been progressing for the last 10 or so years. I feel it most in my hands, palms and fingertips. It started happening only in my sleep. Now is happens all of the time and definitely starts in my shoulders and armpits. When I am driving, my hands go numb, as though I have been grabbing the steering wheel with all my might, yet I have not. Most recently, holding anything for a few minutes causes my fingers to tingle and my shoulders to throb and I occasionally drop things. These last few weeks my armpits, shoulders and fingers are continuously numb and tingling all day and night. Stretching helps , but very temporarily. I am a 46 year old male whose work is extremely physical as a commercial electrician, so this situation is stressful. Could this be the result of shoulder and neck injuries from motorcycle accidents back in the day? Is there anything that I can do to reverse this? :eek:

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  • If I were you, I would see a surgen right away. You may have what is something that is disconnecting from your main nerves in your neck and back. I have a cousin that happened to and she was having bone deteriation and didn't even know it and they told her had she not come in as soon as she did she could have lost the use of her arms and legs. I don't mean to alarm you, but just have yourself checked out.
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  • I was just diagnosed with a pinched nerve in my back. Spinal Stenosis. I had a car wreck in 93. You might want to explore a pinched nerve. I am getting a cervical injection to hopefully help with the pain. I was also getting lots of headaches and numbness in my left shoulder and hurting my rotator cuff area.
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