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Can Spondylitis In The Spine Cause Neck Pain And Hand Numbness?

Can Spondylitis In The Spine Cause Neck Pain And Hand Numbness?

Recently I've been having neck pain, which feels stiff and my hands sometimes feel a little numb or like I'm getting pins and needles. My arms are fine it's just my neck and hands. Could anyone please tell me if this is related to the spondylitis in my spine? Many thanks.

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

The term Ankylosing in AS (Ankylosing Spondylitis) means the vertebre are bent into an arch and being frozen that way. That gets worse over time, generating a lot of pain as it does.
Hand numbness is usually cause by a nerve that feeds from the spine to the arm. But then so many things can cause that such as carpal tunnel. EMGs are generally the diagnostic test for numbness.

posted almost 3 years ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

You need to see a board certified rheumatologist. This site isn't for diagnoses.

posted over 2 years ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Mine has been going on for 40 years I hate it when people say you shold be use to it now

posted over 2 years ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

I had that in my feet and low back. The chiropractor I go to treats with an instrument instead of manipulation. It is really good and it was caused by sciatia nerves in the hips

posted almost 3 years ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

YES, ABSOLUTALLY. Going in for my second neck surgery due to numbness and tingling in my hands and arms. Pain shoots through them sometimes. Found out via MRI collapsed vertebra on a nerve, bulging discs and 2 bone spurs pressing into my brain stem.
I highly recommend a neurologist and a MRI. Bless and good luck to You! Keep us posted!

posted about 3 years ago
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