Please, someone, I need some help. I don't have all my issues in my signature line, but basically, I'm a cervical/high thoracic and lumbar spiney person. My lumbar herniation at L5S1 hurts 10 times as much as my cercical issues. My neck discs...several of them are bulging and causing radiculopothy down right arm and hand. I can not pick up a full milk jug without supporting with my other hand...so about 5 lbs is all I can pick up with my right hand. EMG showed permanent nerve damage.
Ok, here is my question...this am I woke up and my left fingers are numb. At first I thought it was from the way I slept, but now that I've been up and about for at least 6 hours, it's still there and it frightens me. So, for you all that know the dermatone areas so well, the whole side of my pinky is numb...I don't think I'd feel a pin prick and feels wierd typing. My ring finger is also numb and my middle...well it's not all the way numb, but feels odd.
I know none of us are doctors...but I am wondering if I'm in need of a new MRI...it's been about 18 months since my last one. I have an appt with my doctor next Friday, and I just called to move up the appt and they are closed for Friday afternoon.[sigh]...so I guess that will give me some time to see if these symtoms stick around, huh?