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A 29-year-old female asked:

When i am sleeping on my back my hands fingers and arms laying down beside me go to sleep they are numb why is this?

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Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Numbness: sensory nerves are being compressed. Possible locations include the neck, shoulder, the elbow or wrist. Consider cervical radiculopathy, thoracic outlet syndrome, ulnar nerve entrapment, or carpal tunnel syndrome. The specific places you are numb will give your doctor clues. Seek medical attention immediately.

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