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What causes numbness on the thumb while suffering from carpel tunnel syndrome?

yes, i have carpel tunnel severe in my lt hand, where the tip of myl t thumb is always numb, plus i had herniated disc fusion in my cervical spine in 1990, i still have a second herniated disc in my cervical spine, so along with my hand i have to keep my head turned more to the left to keep my hand from going numb, now i have this burning feeling going down my arm and pins and needles, numbness with throbing pain in my lt hand, what is your advise?
Fri, 11 Nov 2016
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Hello and welcome to Healthcamagic.
This is typical symptoms of carpal tunnel sYndrome and it should be surgically managed. You can do emg before it to verify the degree of nerve damage.
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