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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Overview)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such as pinprick or temperature.


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What is numbness and tingling caused by?

What is numbness and tingling caused by?

Pinched nerve: Nerves exit your spine from the head to the buttock and these nerves correspond to the sensation to different parts of your body. The mechanical pressure on the nerve causes the sensation to feel different. That includes numbness or tingling. Also, there can be chemical irritation to the nerves by inflammation. In cases of peripheral neuropathy, it can ALS becaused by diabetes, etc.

Dr. Bennett Machanic
3,021 Doctors shared insights

Numbness Or Tingling (Overview)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such as pinprick or temperature.


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How many causes are there for numbness and tingling throughout the body?

How many causes are there for numbness and tingling throughout the body?

Many many: Direct nerve irritation by pressure being applied to them, severing of the nerves via injury or underlying illness, metabolic processes, medications, demyelinating diseases, strokes, radiation therapy, infections, autoimmune disorders, vasculitis, hyperventilation - are just a few.

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What can cause numbness and tingling in an otherwise healthy 25 year old?

What can cause numbness and tingling in an otherwise healthy 25 year old?

Carpal Tunnel: Pain, numbness, tingling, weakness and night pain are the most common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Treatments: rest, night splint, vitamin b6 100mg / day, over the counter anti-inflammatory meds and ergonomic changes to work space. Http://www. Centraljerseyhand. Com/carpal-tunnel-syndrome. Htm.

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I have being feeling numbness and tingling on my whole right side what can this be.....?

I have being feeling numbness and tingling on my whole right side what can this be.....?

Many things: While these symptoms are usually self limited and inconsequential, if these persist more than a week or so, with your young age, see your family md for evaluation. It would be best to figure it out early rather than late. Whether these are symptoms from the brain, spinal cord, or peripheral nerves, you will need some workup if they don't go away.

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I was diagnosed with raynald disease. Is there any medication that can cure it.? The cold, numbness and tingling is

I was diagnosed with raynald disease. Is there any medication that can cure it.? The cold, numbness and tingling is

Nifedipine & warmth: First try to dress warmly and not spend too much time in cold or the cold grocery aisle. Ask your physician to start you on a calcium channel blocker such as nifedipine. With these two actions you can decrease Raynauds events.

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I get numbness and tingling over diff parts of my body if I have been in the same position for more that 5 mins, it immediately disappears when I move?

Parasthesias: Can occur with even minor compression of cutaneous nerves if the nerves are susceptible due to underlying neuropathy or tissue swelling. If this persist tell your doctor (will assess you with a neurological exam and order some labs or an EMG- nerve conduction study)

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Numbness and tingling on left side of face?

Numbness tingling: Impossible to say without more information. However if it has persisted greater than 2 weeks, it should be evaluated. Could be anything from a temporary viral inflammation to ms, to a brain tumor.

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I have numbness and tingling after epidural?

I have numbness and tingling after epidural?

See below: The epidural space is home to several nerves that travel into your legs. It is not uncommon to have temporary numbness and tingling in your legs after an epidural. If this lasts more than a few days see your physician.

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Does de Quervain's cause numbness and tingling?

Yes: It is a tendonitis and it mostly causes pain of the thumb with apposition and extension. If the inflammation is bad enough it can compress the nerve that arises at the dorsum of the wrist and can cause numbness and tingling in fingers innervated by that nerve.

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What to do if I have numbness and tingling after epidural?

What to do if I have numbness and tingling after epidural?

What to do: An epidural should cause numbness but this should wear off as the medicine is metabolized. If the symptoms last longer than 24 hours, inform your anesthesiologist, they may want for you to undergo studies or a consultation with another medical provider.

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I'm having numbness and tingling after epidural, what do I do?

I'm having numbness and tingling after epidural, what do I do?

Likely temporary,: But if persists longer than 2-3 days, contact your doctor and get this checked out.

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I'm having numbness in tingling in my head any idea's to what my be causing this?

Numb head: In the face or back of your head mean different things-- is it permanent or intermittent? Many causes-- get it checked.

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I have numbness and tingling in my whole left side of body (under investigation) but why are these areas more painful to touch?

I have numbness and tingling in my whole left side of body (under investigation) but why are these areas more painful to touch?

Why indeed: Whatever is causing the numbness & tingling is also causing the painful sensation. The sense of touch is multimodality & of mind-mangling complexity. When you say the areas are "more painful, " do you mean allodynia, hyperpathia, dysesthesia or hyperalgesia? (The idea is now for you to look up those terms and try to determine which 1 (or more) applies to you.)

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Need 2nd opinion. I have numbness and tingling throughout body. What could cause it? I do have back problems. Could that cause it?

Need 2nd opinion. I have numbness and tingling throughout body. What could cause it? I do have back problems. Could that cause it?

Not low back: An anatomical explanation of numbness throughout body could be attributable to to a process in the brain or upper cervical spine area. Alternatively, it could have a nonanatomic basis.

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I have been having a lot of numbness and tingling episodes through whole body mostly middle off back up to neck. Help no insurance. Thanks?

Medical workup: These sensations appear to be muscular in origin and can be seen in a variety of conditions e.g. Chiari malformation, dermatomyositis, tension myositis, psycho-social stress, depression, suppressed anger, post traumatic stress disorder, spinal deformity, spinal cord tumors, the list goes on. If symptoms persist see your primary care physician for a medical workup.

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more