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thanks for your question.
i understand your discomfort.
these symptoms are likely due to the nerve impingement at night time.
any disease at cervical spine ( arthritic changes, disc prolapse or narrowing of spinal canal) can cause pinched nerves at your upper spine resulting in these sympyoms.
what exactly do you mean by "impingement?" Is this the same as carpel tunnel syndrome?
these symptoms are precipitated when you are sleeping due to the postural issues.
but carpal tunnel happens at the wrist,
oh, so it could be back problems causing my hands to tingle and go numb??
but if you have your entire arms involved then the problem likely lies at your neck.
is it serious? should I be worried?
no its just my hands
are your entire arms involved or just your hands?
just the hands
ok --then it is likely carpal tunnel
try usine wrist splints at bedtime--very helpful.
also avoid heavy lifting to let the nerves heal
could it be connected with theamount of time I spend typing on a computer?
what are wrist splints?
that is what the main problem currently
these are also known as CTS splints.
here is an example:
oh, so I should try not to work on the computer so much
yes try togive as mucg rest as posdsible for now.
buy a ergonomic keyboard to avoid this in future.
oh I see. I live in England, so perhaps I will try to get them from the doctor.
Thanks very much for your advice
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as you see I am still working at 10.30 pm on a sunday night.
i'll press the accept button now!
lol--yes you need to say goodnight now--