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  • JJSS
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    Hello: My EMG of a few yrs ago showed mild pinching in the ulnar nerve. I do have muscle wasting on the fleshy part of my hand. A dr today said that can also be from the neck.
    I have had an increase of hands falling asleep at night on and off in both hands. (with the increase neck problems) I do still after surgery in the 90’s have carpal tunnel in both hands.
    I do not have pain in my arm but used to have muscle spasms on top of my arm above the elbow.
    I read about ulnar nerve entrapment on your website. Reading that pain can start and not stop — One orthopedic dr asked what I was doing about this and then the neurologist tells me it is mild. I am puzzled now if I do need to see someone to do something?? Is there some guideline as to what I should do?

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    The entrapment conditions can become worse after time. WIth muscle wasting, I do think you need to investigate this further. A new EMG/NCV test would be warranted. A consultation with an upper extremity surgeon should be considered.

    Dr. Corenman

    PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
     
    Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.
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