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13 Possible Causes for Cervico-Occipital Neuralgia, Numbness of the Hand

  • Cervical Osteoarthritis

    A stiff neck coupled with numbness in your hands, arms and legs may be an indication of worsening cervical osteoarthritis.[health.howstuffworks.com] Tingling or numbness in arms, hands, legs, or feet Lack of coordination Abnormal reflexes Muscle spasms Incontinence Something called cervical radiculopathy is also possible[belmarrahealth.com]

  • Cervical Nerve Root Compression

    Pain can be felt in one area only, like the shoulder, or progress along the entire arm and into the hand and fingers. See What Causes Hand Pain and Numbness?[spine-health.com] neuralgias).”[chiro.org] Yes Numbness, tingling, or weakness in arms or hands No Numbness, tingling, or weakness in arms or hands Did the numbness and weakness start right after the injury?[northshore.org]

  • Cervical Spine Disease

    Tingling or numbness in the hands and feet Headache Weakness in the arms and legs Loss of balance Gait irregularities or walking difficulty in advanced cases Impaired bladder[healthcommunities.com] It may also result in numbness in the hands and arms. Many cases of cervical degenerative disc disease can be successfully treated with conservative care.[centerforneuroandspine.com] Symptoms may include: numbness of the hands clumsiness of the hands arm and/or hand weakness leg stiffness (“walking like a robot”) loss of balance urinary urgency neck pain–may[columbiaspine.org]

  • Cranial Neuralgia

    The feeling of ‘pins and needles’ across the hand, arm and face followed by numbness is not uncommon.[brooklynreflexology.com] […] dorsalgia 2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code Type 1 Excludes dorsalgia in thoracic region ( M54.6 ) low back pain ( M54.5 ) Other dorsalgia Approximate Synonyms Cervico-occipital[icd10data.com] Since occipital neuralgia is pathophysiologically seen as a cervico-occipito-trigeminal complex, C2 spinal ganglion block therefore is an effective interventional procedure[pain-manage.org.tw]

  • Platybasia

    Patients may also present with a "pseudo-ulnar hand," with tingling and numbness in the 4th and 5th digit, and tingling and numbness in the medial forearm.[dizziness-and-balance.com]

  • Spinal Trauma

    Emergency symptoms of an injury include severe pain or pressure in the neck, head or back; weakness, lack of coordination or paralysis of part of the body; numbness, tingling[livescience.com] neuralgias).”[chiro.org] […] or loss of feeling in the hands and feet; loss of bladder or bowel control; difficulty walking or balancing; difficulty breathing after the injury; or a twisted neck or back[livescience.com]

  • Cervical Spine Fracture

    It may also result in numbness in the hands and arms. Many cases of cervical degenerative disc disease can be successfully treated with conservative care.[centerforneuroandspine.com] neuralgias).”[chiro.org] You feel new weakness or numbness in your hands or fingers. You are short of breath. You cannot feel or move your arms or legs. You cough up blood.[drugs.com]

  • Cervical Spinal Cord Injury

    The patient will likely have numbness and / or tingling in the fingers, hands, and arms.[spinalcord.com] neuralgias).”[chiro.org] Weakness and numbness in the hands and arms, loss of balance and coordination, and neck pain can all result when the normal flow of nerve impulses through the spinal cord[orthoinfo.aaos.org]

  • Teardrop Fracture of the Cervical Spine

    You feel new weakness or numbness in your hands or fingers. You are short of breath. You cannot feel or move your arms or legs. You cough up blood.[drugs.com] neuralgias).”[chiro.org] This may result in arm or hand pain and/or numbness (commonly referred to as Cervical Radiculopathy).[spinesurgeon.com.au]

  • Congenital Longitudinal Deficiency of the Ulna

    Sensory symptoms are frequent, and occur as diffuse numbness and paraesthesia in the hands and fingers.[surgwiki.com] neuralgias).”[chiro.org] They are then relieved by shaking the hand. The hand tends to feel numb and useless on waking in the morning but recovers after it has been used for some minutes.[emedmd.com]

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