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14 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 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]

  • 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]

  • Cervical Nerve Root Compression

    The pain can also be associated with tingling (parasthesia) and numbness in the arm and hand, and occasionally weakness in the arm The distribution of the pain and numbness[oxfordneurosurgeon.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]

  • Neuralgia

    Peripheral neuralgia can cause pain or numbness in the hands, feet, arms, and legs.[medicalnewstoday.com] Neuralgia of the Neck and Trunk.—Cervico-occipital Neuralgia .—Exposure to cold, or cervical caries, is the most frequent cause of this form of neuralgia.[henriettes-herb.com] People who suffer from a neuropathy condition commonly report sharp pain, tingling and/or numbing sensations. This sensation is often felt in the hands and feet.[austinpaindoctor.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]

  • Spinous Process Fracture

    Arm fatigue and weakness, finger cramps, numbness, tingling, coldness of the hand, areas of hyperesthesia, muscle degeneration in the hand, a lump at the base of the neck,[chiro.org] neuralgias).”[chiro.org] Pain of varying intensity, tiredness and weakness of the extremity, finger cramps, numbness, tingling, coldness of the hand, areas of hyperesthesia, muscle degeneration in[chiro.org]

  • Spinal Trauma

    Arm fatigue and weakness, finger cramps, numbness, tingling, coldness of the hand, areas of hyperesthesia, muscle degeneration in the hand, a lump at the base of the neck,[chiro.org] neuralgias).”[chiro.org] Pain of varying intensity, tiredness and weakness of the extremity, finger cramps, numbness, tingling, coldness of the hand, areas of hyperesthesia, muscle degeneration in[chiro.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]

  • Cervical Spinal Cord Injury

    The patient will likely have numbness and / or tingling in the fingers, hands, and arms.[spinalcord.com] neuralgias).”[chiro.org] This usually causes a patient to have increased weakness and numbness in the hands and arms compared to the legs.[uscspine.com]

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