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Arlington, TX
A 20-year-old female asked:

My left hand keeps falling asleep. i have syringomyelia diagnosed age 4 (13 now) i tweaked my back while in the pool last week both knees became stiff the full length of both my legs were tingly/tender and my left foot was asleep. my neurosurgeon released

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Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Nerve compression: Your symptoms sound like more than muscle strain and are consistent with compression or injury to the spinal cord or major spinal nerves possibly from a herniated disc in the lumbar area. Without more information regarding location of your syringomyelia, it is hard to say if that is related. You need to be seen on an urgent basis and may need MRI. Your neurosurgeon knows you best.
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