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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. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
3,040 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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What would cause me to have numbness and tingling through my body?

What would cause me to have numbness and tingling through my body?

? Hyperventilation?: Have you been hyperventilating? Most often numbness is to lips, hands and feet. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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) ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can back problems cause numbness and tingling in the body?

Can back problems cause numbness and tingling in the body?

Yes: Pinched nerves in the low back are often associated with numbness and tingling in the legs and feet. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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.) ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Numbness and tingling in foot?

Numbness and tingling in foot?

Many possibilities: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, and alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What does numbness and tingling in the lips mean?

What does numbness and tingling in the lips mean?

Could mean-or???: A lot of things....sometimes occurs just before, during, or after migraine headaches. It could be the result of putting something directly on the lips that interacts and causes irritation. It could be signaling the deficiency of certain vitamin supplements such as B12, folate, (folic acid) or B6 (pyridoxine). You should get a metabolic evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the causes for numbness or tingling right under the right arm?

Couple possibilities: Numbness under the arm could be the result of pressure over a nerve, pinched nerve in the neck or arm, or even muscle overuse/strain due to poor posture. If correcting posture/repositioning does not resolve the concern, that warrants an office visit, particularly if there is an associated lump or mass, or any arm weakness. ...Read more

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No feeling in left thigh, mostly numbness slight tingling, any thoughts?

No feeling in left thigh, mostly numbness slight tingling, any thoughts?

Lateral femoral...: Cutaneous nerve syndrome, also known as meralgia paresthetica. This can cause burning, tingling or numbness in the outer portion of the thigh. Have you been lifting weights? Squats or Deadlifting? Anything that increases pressure in the groin can compress the nerve and cause this problem. The treatment is pretty simple. You could also have other issues with the spinal nerves. Time to see your MD. ...Read more

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I get numbness or tingling in my fingers every nite what is causing this?

I get numbness or tingling in my fingers every nite what is causing this?

You might have...: Carpel tunnel syndrome, a condition caused by pressure on the median nerve where in goes thru a connective tissue tunnel on the thumb side of the wrist. Pressure on this nerve can cause numbness & tingling of the thumb, index & middle fingers and can also weaken hand grip. Please see a doctor! Meanwhile, wearing semi-flexible wrist splints @ night might help relieve your symptoms. ...Read more

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Please explain what does a feeling of numbness and tingling in my left finger tips means?

Please explain what does a feeling of numbness and tingling in my left finger tips means?

See neurologist: It depends which finger and what brings the tingling on...If it is the 2nd, 3rd digit numbness, it may be carpal tunnel or ulanr neuropathy if the 4th and fifth...
It may come from a pinched nerve in the neck if you shooting pains from the neck down to a specific area.
Or it may be from a more spreadout proces involving damage to the nerve endings.
Best to see neurologist. ...Read more

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I am experiencing wrist pain. The following also describes me: Numbness or tingling. What should I do?

I am experiencing wrist pain. The following also describes me: Numbness or tingling. What should I do?

Carpal: Tunnel syndrome may b your problem. This is usually due to REPETITIVE movements such as those involved in prolonged Computer use. Certain testing an be done by an experienced Hand or Occupational Medicine Specialist....Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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Are there medical conditions that cause numbness and tingling in the upper back between shoulder blades?

Are there medical conditions that cause numbness and tingling in the upper back between shoulder blades?

Numb: We worry about "thoracic outlet syndrome" but the person to best help is an orthopedic doctor. You might need an EMG by a neurologist as well. Start with the orthopedic doctor first. If you are displease with their plans, seek a neurologist. ...Read more

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I am experiencing numbness or tingling (side: one side only) (time frame: sudden) on my left shoulder for about 6+ months?

I am experiencing numbness or tingling (side: one side only) (time frame: sudden) on my left shoulder for about 6+ months?

Varies: Numbness suggests a neurological cause of which there are a number of possibilities including a pinched nerve in the neck. I would not hesitate to be seen for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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My shoulders tacoed inward causing extreme pain, numbness, and tingling. My back between the shoulder blades is the same story.

My shoulders tacoed inward causing extreme pain, numbness, and tingling. My back between the shoulder blades is the same story.

Muscular pain: Tension myositis or simple muscle tightness/cramping most likely. See primary care doc. If not happy, may need cervical spine MRI to rule out an underlying spine condition. Heat applcations, massage, and isometric muscle strengthening may ameliorate the symptoms. ...Read more

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