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I'm getting pins and needles in my chest and neck after running short distances. i'm overweight but walk often 2 - 4 miles every other evening.

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
?cervical stenosis: If you have a congenital narrowing of the spinal canal, the jostling of running could irritate the spinal cord and cause what is called, a Lhermitte's phenomenon. This can also occur with low vitamin B-12 levels, and inflammation, such as multiple sclerosis. MRI of neck should answer these concerns.
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