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What causes numbness and pain in fingers?

Feb 2016
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This enquires are on behalf of my father.his right fingers have gone numb over the last 3 mnths,starting, to lose feelings, like pins and needles all the time.occasionally a sharp pain from underneath his armpit 2 his elbow, suffers from athriits. Cannot hold things in his hands for long, they just fall out without him knowing I am yet to get his medical history, medication, allergies etc What kind of medical records would you like to see?
Posted Wed, 12 Mar 2014 in Brain and Spine
Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 1 hour later
Brief Answer: MRI of the cervical spine urgently Detailed Answer: Hi. Thanks for a nice history. With the specific complaints pertaining to only right upper limb, I would think of a problem in the cervical spine. With the history like this , he needs to get his MRI of the cervical spine done on an urgent basis. This can be due to inter-vertebral discs compressing on the right side of the spinal cord and causing all the typical symptoms. If possible send us the medical history , medications , allergies, medical records whenever possible. Please ask him to get a consultation of a Neurologist at the earliest, Who on clinical examination can help Him more with another tests.
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