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Cervical herniated disc

Having tingling sensation down the left hand and in the initial stage there is little pain around the neck. But now its not there and there is no difficulty in movement of neck. My only concern is when this tingling sensation of my biceps, elbow, thumb finger will stop.
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Dr. Umashankar Biswal Cuttack | Physiotherapist
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Just apply hot fermentation on shoulder and lay in cross arm in prone position ( check on line for position) and do median nerve stretch ( check on line)
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Dr. Raghav Sunil Hyderabad | Spine Surgeon
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Please consult a Spine Specialist.the tingling in your hand is due to nerve compression.Probably C5-6 as the tingling is in thumb.
You may require an MRI to confirm the diagnosis and asses the severity of the condition.
Initially medicines and Physiotherapy will help.
In a few resistant cases if symptoms get worse we may need to operate. (About 5% ) cases.
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Dr. Priyanka Bhati Faridabad | Physiotherapist
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Dear friend
Tingling sensation in arm and hand shows nerve compression at cervical level.
Can be a disc problem or some bony pathology.
So please visit a good orthopaedician to rule out the exact problem.
After proper diagnosis only the proper treatment can be done.
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Saurabh Bhalla Delhi | Occupational Therapist
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Tingling sensations are a byproduct of COMPRESSION TO NERVE and /or NERVE REPAIR. In your case It appears that you were Sitting/ Ling Down / Looking / Sleeping in a Very bad Posture which might have caused this tingling. If its a Disc herniation , Sorry to say that the problem will continue every time you mess up with the position of neck (i.e. keeping it down (flexed)). Things that you should not do are: 1>Never keep your head bent for long. (for using Mobile Devices, Laptops, Computer, TV , Reading Newspaper /articles etc, preparing Meals etc...) 2> NEVER DISCONTINUE neck strengthening Exercises. 3> Never Sleep with a raised pillow / pillow too low. (the Pilow Should Support your Neck region only if lying on side pillow should cover the distance between surface of bed and your ear. i.e the gap of shoulder))
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Keep your posture as normal as possible Consult Your Occupational Therapist for that or see my other Answers, follow Precautions and continue with exercises
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Don't Disrespect pain; That may cause more harm than benefit; and seek immediate consultation with therapy provider nearby. and STAY HEALTHY.
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Dr. Rajesh Pal Gurgaon | Physiotherapist
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This happens because some nerve getting compressed from the neck which is giving Tingling sensation in upper limb.
You should consult a good physiotherapist nearby and have some sessions of physiotherapy and learn the exercises and continue doing it every day. It usually takes 6 to 12 weeks time to go away.
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Dr. Vishwas Virmani Noida | Physiotherapist
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Hot fomentation x twice daily. Neck Exercises. Neck Stretching. Postural Correction. Shoulder Shrugs . Core Strengthening Exercises. Take frequent Breaks at work Use cervical pillow. Use Back Support. Self Massage the back of neck.
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Dr. P.S.Balaji Chennai | Orthopedic Surgeon
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Definitely sounds like a herniated cervicle disc prolapse. Mri will be most helpful. But meet a spine/orthopaedic surgeon soon,for best interpretation and diagnosis. Put ur painful hand well above your head for pain relief.
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Harisha N L Bangalore | General Physician
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Hi there... Hand pain, numbness, which increases in night could be due to thoracic outlet syndrome or carpel tunnel syndrome or hypothyroidism, cervical disc prolapse... Head and neck pain is definitely due to disc dessication at c2- c3... Not the hand pain as nerves supplying hand are c5,6,7,8 and t1... Disc dessication means that in the cartilage between vertebrae I.e intervertebral disc there is loss of fluid which is early degenerative change... Cause of your hand pain can be found only by ruling out each thing... For pain relief give rest to hand as due to over use muscle inflammation occurs which could press on nerves and cause pain, dip hand in hot water so that there is more blood flow and washes out pain causing chemicals.... Consult spine surgeon once...
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