A 26-year-old male asked:
2 times a night i wake up with a numb hand and tingling fingers, unless i sleep totally still on my back (impossible). doc shoves it off. ideas?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Eleanor Host answered
29 years experience Family Medicine
Nerve compression: It sounds like you are getting a pinched nerve, either in your hand (carpal tunnel syndrome) or in your neck. This can be diagnosed with a nerve test called an emg. Either one should be treatable. In the meantime, you can try a different pillow and see if that helps.
Answered on Jan 9, 2013
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