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back and neck pain

i have been having upper back and neck pain along with numbness in fingers and toes.
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Welcome to the Back and Neck Community. Members are  here to provide assistance and support to individuals experiencing symptoms related to possible abnormal conditions of the spine. Advice given is non-professional and is primarily based on personal experiences

Any persistent pain accompanied by numbness/tingling needs further investigation and medical evaluation to determine the underlying cause of your symptoms.  The fact that you are experiencing both neck and back pain could be related to degenerative conditions of the spine, osteoarthritis or other problems.
It would be beneficial to make an appt with your primary care physician for a clinical exam and baseline x-rays as needed.  Blood tests to rule out other conditions that could produce similar symptoms may also be indicated.
Once the underlying cause is determined, your doctor can make recommendations for treatment.
Post again with an update and any additional questions/concerns you may have.
Best wishes ----.

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i have the same thing. have you ever had a neck x-ray? my troubles are from a rare disorder  but the  commonality is the numbness may be from nerve damage or obstruction. i would have a complete x-ray to make sure nothing is going on.
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hi dr, i am diagnosed with multi level ddd on my c-spine, mild spinal stenosis on my l4-l5 with facet joint hypertrophy,more on my right side.and bonespurring on  thoracic spine( due to lack of money i wasnt able to have an mri on mymy thoracic, only cervical and lumbar..  been dealing with back pain for five yrs now.. im still having bouts of back pain which i simply managed thru back stretching exercise and during the flare ups anti inflamatorries drug.  my pain is from neck down to lumbar , buttocks and sometimes leg..but more felt on the right side,, lately, i have lightheaded feelings, headpain back of my skulll connecte to my neck, i sometimes having problem with balance, blurry eyes and very sensetive to light,and sometimes dizzy feeling..are these symptoms a result of my spine problem? i am 38 yr old and in excellent body weight and shape.. ( used to go to the gym regularly and do swimming..) i am just worried if i developed nerve damaged over years..., most of the times i felt muscle weakness in my legs  and also my hands..,. i am out of job now so i dnt have medical insurance to go for further testing.. please have insights.. thank u!!
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