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Any ideas why I am getting numbness in arm after physiotherapy?

Any ideas why I am getting numbness in arm after physiotherapy?

Cannot answer: I really cannot answer this because I do not have enough information. Why are you in physical therapy? What types of treatment are you receiving in physical therapy. Where in the arm is the numbness? Are there certain exercises that you have found give you these symptoms? ...Read more

Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Physical Therapy (Definition)

Physical therapy can provide back exercises to relieve tension on discs and nerves in the back in order ...Read more


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My 4th vertebrae is slipping, i asked my doctor for a referral for MRI he insisted physical therapy but last couple weeks my left leg goes numb? Ideas

My 4th vertebrae is slipping, i asked my doctor for a referral for MRI he insisted physical therapy but last couple weeks my left leg goes numb? Ideas

Spine specialist eva: A listhesis is treated with therapy. Failure of therapy to help or progression of symptoms, like leg numbness warrants MRI evaluation with a spinal surgeon. ...Read more

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When I go to sleep I get a horrible headache and my hands and arms go numb. If I lay on my back my hands go numb. Any ideas?

When I go to sleep I get a horrible headache and my hands and arms go numb.  If I lay on my back my hands go numb. Any ideas?

HEADACHE NUMBNESS: You need a check- up. It could be serious like aneurysm, space occupying lesions, or any circulation problems. It's better to know than guess what's causing the problem.Good luck! ...Read more

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For the past week, my chest has been hurting consistently. There's numbness in my left arm, sharp pains, a burning feeling, and stiffness. Any idea?

For the past week, my chest has been hurting consistently. There's numbness in my left arm, sharp pains, a burning feeling, and stiffness. Any idea?

Possible disc injury: Being 21 years old makes it unlikely that this pain is cardiac in nature. More likely you have a disc injury in your neck which is causing this issue. A c6-7 disc injury frequently causes chest (pectoralis) pain which can radiate into the tricep and arm. It can also cause numbness/tingling down the arm to the index and middle finger. I recommend you see a spine specialist. ...Read more

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I have been getting frequent ocular migraines, and numbness and tingling in my left arm. Any idea what this could be?

I have been getting frequent ocular migraines, and numbness and tingling in my left arm.  Any idea what this could be?

Migraines: The numbness in the left arm is concerning. If you are correct that your symptoms are ocular migraines, then the numbness is most likely a variant form of the migraine. If the same visual symptoms happen in the same sequence with numbness in the arm, then it is most likely ocular migraine with variant, if severe headache then classic migraine. See my response on triggers for migraines. ...Read more

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I lift lots at work. Deep ache beneath sh blade and muscle by armpit. Massage of armpit area cause numbness down arm and in blade. Ideas?

I lift lots at work. Deep ache beneath sh blade and muscle by armpit. Massage of armpit area cause numbness down arm and in blade. Ideas?

Spine nerve irritate: You can be having muscle spasms due to spinal nerve root irritation. If you have superficial muscle spasms, you can be helped usually by massage or hot packs. Massage that is helpful is usually enjoyable. If the massage causes you pain and is unpleasant, the massage is teasing the deep muscle spasms to go more into spasm instead of releasing it. In that situation, you usually have tight muscle. ...Read more

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I've had pain in my left shoulder/upper back for 3 weeks. Also, pain in my left upper arm, with some tingling/numbness. Massage helped some. Ideas?

I've had pain in my left shoulder/upper back for 3 weeks. Also, pain in my left upper arm, with some tingling/numbness. Massage helped some.  Ideas?

Could be your neck: Have your doctor check you for neck problems which can press on the nerves going to the shoulder and arm. It could also be coming from a muscle spasm in he upper shoulder. ...Read more

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Having pain and numbness in arms. Has skin lupus. Also been on meds for panic disorder for 20 years. Tests for internal lupus were wishy washy. Idea?

Need more info: Pain and numbmess in your arms might be related to lupus although it sounds like you have no other feature of systemic disease and that your lupus is limited to skin disease. Other possibilities include cervical spine disease with nerve impingement or a more central lesion in the brain. Need further neurological evaluation. ...Read more

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So I have numbness on mostly my whole right side of my body (arm, face, leg) and left leg. Ana test was positive. Dr mentioned lupus. Other ideas?

So I have numbness on mostly my whole right side of my body (arm, face, leg) and left leg. Ana test was positive. Dr mentioned lupus. Other ideas?

See below: Other possibilities besides lupus include multiple sclerosis. You may need to see both a rheumatologist and a neurologist to determine what exactly is going on. Hope that helps. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Giannini
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Physiotherapy (Definition)

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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