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Right pointer finger numb

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:24 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Okay I am starting to really get scared now. My right pointer finger has been numb for over a day. Is it common for people with c stenosis to have this in just one finger? Does it normally remain numb or come and go?


  • I am not sure, I dont think so as it was not on the MRI. I see the NS in a few weeks
    Does the numbness come and go or should I expect it to be there all the time? See the tingling in my left foot comes and goes

    BTW my stenosis was noted as mild to moderate

    I just saw you had 13 MRIs--WOW
  • Since all this began I went from numb left thumb, index finger and middle finger. After months of work with my chiro none of those fingers are numb anymore. They went from constant numb, to off and on numb, now no numbness at all. Ive been able to cut my dose of anti inflamitory medication in 1/2 some days I dont take it at all, then other days I need the reccomended dose of 2 tabs a day when the pain starts again. Im hoping the pain will eventually resolve as did the numbness. Im so much better now than I was in the Summer months, so for now I refuse fusion in hopes that I can last a few years until I can have Artifical Disc Replacement instead of fusion. If that was an option for me today I would do it! This will be the topic of discussion at my next NS appointment for sure! Good luck to you !
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  • Thanks for this information! So your pains were one sided? My tend to jump around.
  • i had a numb finger years ago from small cervical herniation. it was only 1 finger and 24x7 numb, I thought would be numb forever. It took about 3mo but it slowily got better. the whole finger was numb at 1st , then wks by wks the numbness would move out of lower finger till only numb is tip of finger, then nothing numb and stayed that way for few years. Of course a few years after that I completely herniated but that was just my luck.
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