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After yoga I had numbness/ loss of motor in left arm, resolved in 20 mins, ED doc ruled out stroke. No recurrence in 3 weeks. Due to yoga?!

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Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience in Sports Medicine
Ortho vs. brain: Yoga could be a culprit if related to a nerve impingement or stretch at the level of the neck or brachial plexus (near the shoulder). Thoracic outlet would also be an atypical cause. A migraine headache is another consideration and these are sometimes exercise-related.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
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