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can muscle spasms cause numbness

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Fritzhand
25 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: There are many causes for this...Most common is of a nerve being pinched in the neck that can lead to spasming of the shoulder region with numbness of ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience Hand Surgery
Thoracic outlet: The muscle spasm can cause compression or inflammation of the brachial plexus resulting in hand numbness. Occurs most commonly in ulnar nerve distribu ... Read More
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
34 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Myofascial Pain: Muscle knots and tight bands from overuse or trauma can cause numbness in classic areas 'downstream' from the problem. A massage, physical medicine, ... Read More

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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Bad choices: You probably don't need or want to pick A or B. Both require a doctor's DX and TX and it might be another thing altogether. A common cause of neuropat ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
43 years experience Pathology
Myoclonic seizures?: You may be experiencing a form of limited or localized seizure disorder known as "myoclonus" (muscle-centered), which is a form of epilepsy (sudden in ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience Pediatrics
Most likely anxiety: Most likely anxiety but a good idea to get checked out by the physician and try to rule out some of those other possibilities
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Hot: Localized increase in temperature may represent localized infection called cellulitis. Seek medical attention
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
//: Could be the ms or possibly "good old" sciatica which is a pinched or irritated nerve in the low back causing such symptoms as you relate in an ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Consult Neurologist: Trgeminal neuralgia has been reported in patients with ms.You have to ask this question from your neyrologist as he/she is the only one can tell you i ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gargi Kundu
Specializes in Medical Oncology
Best to avoid benzos: Limited data available. arm numbness/pins and needle (paresthesia) can be from cervical spine spondylosis/DJD or shoulder joint pathology. Had you had ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No: Someone has been reading too many medical horror stories. It is mega highly unlikely that spasms in an otherwise healthy 20 year old represent anythin ... Read More
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Spinal cord compress: See Spine surgeon and get MRI Lumbar Spine. Suspect herniated disc
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