I'm not a doctor but I think you might have Reynaud phenomenon in your fingers. My sister has it.
As a psychologycal counselor I think your pains in neck and shoulders, might come from muscular contractions that may also produce your migrains. Try relaxation excersizes, yoga, even accupunture may be a great relief.
Hope I helped.
Do they have a good hand or upper extremity doctor in Canada? Sounds like this is nerve related. I had this problem for a while and my nerve conduction study was normal, although I knew something was wrong. Mine was not nearly as bad as yours sounds but it did go away on its own. However maybe seeing a neurologist or an upper extremity surgeon would help give you more answers. Just because you see a surgeon doesnt mean you have to have surgery, they are just more knowledgeable and can diagnose you usually after hearing your symptoms. I hope this helps. good luck.
Melissa you need some nerve conduction tests. Just to see what is going on with those horrid nerves, which are playing you up, giving you awful symptoms and feelings.
Have you been ruled out for trapped nerves?
Have you been ruled out for carpal tunnel?
Have you been ruled out for circulation?
Causing these problems.
Get some nerve conduction tests, you might find your problem when they do the test, and its a simple test too.
I recently had nerve conduction test done, which came all back positive. I will look into a upper extremity doctor. The last doctor I seen was the head neurologist here in Ontario.
Carpal Tunnel was ruled out as well as trapped nerves.
I work out, tried yoga and acupuncture all that have not worked.
thanks for all your feedback and suggestions.
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The numbness could be due to nerve compression. This is possible at various levels. It could be due to compression of the spinal nerves at the cervical spine level or, ulnar nerve at the elbow level. Hypothyroidism, diabetes, tumors and infections of the ulnar and spinal nerves and rheumatism can all cause numbness of little and ring finger. Very cold climate, peripheral vascular disease (ruled out by duplex ultrasound and dopplar studies), panic disorder, leprosy, and alcoholic neuropathy are the other causes.
Hope these tips help. Discuss these possibilities with your treating doctor. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Thanks I appreciate this feedback and tips.. Do I ask from my family doctors to get referrals or wait until I see the arm and hand specialist which I'm waiting to hear for an appointment date.
I would also like to know if I should just keep waiting around here in Canada or do you think I should go to the USA to pursue this agonizing problem. In Canada the wait times can be up to a year to see some specialist. Any advise?