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My right hand is going numb. I have neck issues, prior neck

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My right hand is going numb. I have neck issues, prior neck fusion C5-C7, and currently bulging C3. Also degenerative disc disease entire spine. Low back pain.
JA: Your nerves are the communications system for your body so you are doing the right thing consulting our Expert about anything to do with them. Losing comms is not good. Please give me a bit more information, so the Neurologist can help you best.
Customer: I have neck issues with a bulging C-3, i had for 8 years. I had cervical fusion 10-28-08 w/plates and screws on C5-C7. My right pinky and ring finger has been going numb for a while. But recently my entire right hand is going numb when I use it, usually begins quickly after using.
JA: Is there anything else the Neurologist should be aware of?
Customer: I have degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis, and low back & tailbone pain, severe. I also suffered Anoxic brain injury around 11-2008 from both lungs filled with pulmonary embolisms.
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 6 months ago.
any other medical issues?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Diabetes type2, PTSD, Adenomytosis (sp?), PCOS, Vagel Vagus, COPD, Sleep Apnea, Neuropathy, Anoxic Brain injury. All I can remember at this point.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I am a 50 year old female.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 6 months ago.
have you had an EMG yet?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
No.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 6 months ago.
That would be the neck stepAn EMG of your arms to see exactly which nerve is doing this