Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Your symptoms suggest the possibility that a nerve in your neck is being pinched, causing hand pain with numbness and/or tingling. If you have noticed neck pain that actually radiates into the arm and forearm or causes numbness and tingling of the upper and lower arm, a pinched nerve in the neck is particularly likely. This condition, usually due to an injured or compressed disc between the bones of the spine, is called cervical radiculopathy.
However, your neck pain could be coincidental and have nothing to do with your hand symptoms. Contact your doctor's office, especially if it persists for more than a few days.
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