I am a 35-year-old male. I have been to several doctors (neurologist) and I have not been told what is wrong and what I can do to fix it?
My symptoms are: for the last ten months, when I go to sleep I wake up with one or both of my arms being numb from my elbow down to my pinky and ring finger. So I know there is something up with my ulnar nerve. This happens when I am asleep on my back, which is why I got an MRI of my neck to see if it was happening from there. When I saw the spine specialist he said my MRI was normal for my age.
This is what the MRI report showed.
C5-C6 = 2 mm disc protrusion, mild effacement of thecal sac, AP canal diameter 9.5 mm. C6-C7 = 2 mm disc osteophyte complex, moderate effacement, AP canal 9.5mm. C7-T1 = 2mm disc protrusion, AP diameter 11.5 mm.
He looked at the images and said nothing would be happening to the nerve from the neck. Also, I saw a neurologist and they did an EMG, nerve conduction study, EEG, and MRI of the brain. They said everything was normal. Everything I have found online points to ulnar neuropathy or cubital tunnel syndrome. I just have not had any doctor confirm what is going on and I do not know anybody personally that has experienced this issue. It is disrupting my sleep causing me to wake up multiple times each night.
My questions are, what can I do to fix this physical therapy, surgery, etc.? Are there long term effects for having this?