Seems there are two separate issues here. The pain and numbness in your arms could be related to you having nerve irritation arising from your cervical spine. A simple start to evaluate this would be to get some cervical spine x-rays to see if any abnormalities. If you have had any previous injury to your neck or whiplash from a car accident then this would make possibility of nerve impingement likely. If the workup for neck related issues comes out normal then the possibility that you could have carpel tunnel syndrome(irritation of your nerve in your wrist) would be possible as well.
As far as your back pain is concerned, this is a very common problem. As long as you are NOT experiencing any numbness or tingling or weakness in you legs then less likely is would be Sciatica(nerve impingement of low back nerves). Seeing your primary physician to evaluate this would be best.
The best advise I can give you is that you set up an appointment with a Primary care physician who can address all the issues in a methodical fashion and even get blood work to rule out medical conditions such as thyroid disease and Vitamin-B12 deficiency as causes of unexplained numbness and tingling. They can guide your care in the right direction. Hope this helps.
Niral Patel, MD
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