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A 52-year-old male asked:

My arms (typically one at a time) gets numb multiple times a night. once i straightened it, it goes back to normal. what could be the reason?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Just a thought: but could it be that while you are "straightening out" your arms you are also straightening out YOUR NECK? Because pinched nerves in your neck could explain the arm numbness ("radiculopathy') How many pillows are you using..try less...or sleeping flat! Just a thought Hope it helps! Dr Z
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
See your doctor: These symptoms are suggestive of a neuropathy. Please see your doctor for evaluation by history, physical examination and potentially other studies that can help localize the problem.

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