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I have a trapped nerve which sends pins and needles down my left arm and to my thumb

I have a trapped nerve which sends pins and needles down my left arm and to my thumb, only when I lean forward and stretch out my arm. By moving my arm back and standing upright the pins and needles stop yet my thumb stays constantly numb. It has been like this now for 4 weeks. Previous to these symptoms my neck had been stiff for 2 months and I just thought it would get better in time. I am now receiving chiropractic treatment, had 3 sessions so far and another one booked. Am I getting the right treatment as it doesn t seem to be getting much better, however my neck has more movement since the sessions. Can you advise me further please? Legsleylonglegs
Asked On : Sat, 19 Feb 2011
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u provide too little information regarding your problem ,let me know in detailt that either your fingers of left hand also numb especially first three and half finger and you have problems with your joints or not (any pain,stiffness),then do a basic blood test ESR,CRP AND RA FACTR AND better to consult a rheumatologist
Answered: Thu, 11 Aug 2011
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