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Numbness in the index finger. Have congenital fusion at cervical C4-C5. Stiff neck. Are these symptoms related to it?

i have a congenital partial fusion at cervical c4-c5---recently i have had numbness in right index finger especially when temperature drops to below 50 degrees F.had ome setnosis years ago but have kept neck in check--usulaly stiff but no pain--also find arms falling asleep more recently especially when under a pillow--could recent symptoms have to do with c4-c5/
Asked On : Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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Welcome to HCM,
Your problem of having numbness in right index finger and arms are definitely in relation with your fusion at C4,C5 vertebrae.
Due to irritation of nerves passing these vertebrae giving rise to this pressure symptoms.
Consult orthopedic surgeon and go for the treatment accordingly.
Do not keep pillow under your neck while sleeping.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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