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.
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.
You need to see a board certified rheumatologist. This site isn't for diagnoses.
Mine has been going on for 40 years I hate it when people say you shold be use to it now
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
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!
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