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Arm Numbness (Overview)

Less sensitivity to pin or light touch in the arm. May correspond to anatomical distribution such as ulnar or median nerve, or perhaps cervical anatomical correlates. May be localized using standard testing. Causes are multiple.


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Can muscle strain cause arm numbness w/ back pain? Went to dr told me I strain my muscle.

Can muscle strain cause arm numbness w/ back pain? Went to dr told me I strain my muscle.

It all depends.: Muscle strain/sprain are injuries to the muscle tissue that can be very painful. Some muscle injuries can cause trigger sensation which will cause pain to radiate to different areas. This are trigger points. Now, a low back injury will not cause hand numbness. Other pathologies should be ruled out and a complete physical examination and likely imaging studies should be perform if symptoms persit ...Read more

Arm Numbness (Overview)

Less sensitivity to pin or light touch in the arm. May correspond to anatomical distribution such as ulnar or median nerve, or perhaps cervical anatomical correlates. May be localized using standard testing. Causes are multiple.


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What does it mean when you have a painful breast that hurts your left side of your chest with left arm numbness?

What does it mean when you have a painful breast that hurts your left side of your chest with left arm numbness?

chest pain: It might due to your t1-3 thoracic nerve root irritated if the pain is sharp, burning, radiating and the pain increased with skin irritation. If the pain is dull, and you feel heavy of chest, you need see your family doctor to have cardiac check. ...Read more

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How do you treat chest pain and left arm numbness?

How do you treat chest pain and left arm numbness?

Consult a doctor: Chest pain can be due to many causes and can be serious, especialy when you have left arm numbness, as it may be related to your heart so waste no time see your doctor asap or go to er. ...Read more

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How to cure right arm numbness? Feeling numb when the arm is in "L" position like using the PC.

How to cure right arm numbness?  Feeling numb when the arm is in "L" position like using the PC.

?ulnar: Your description suggests you may well be compressing ulnar nerve at elbow, but this could also represent an issue at the wrist. An EMG test could reveal location and severity. Contact your doctor and get opinion. ...Read more

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Went to Dr w/ upper back pain + arm numbness. Was told I have strain/spasm. Given prednisone/flexril. If it doesn't get better, when should I recheck?

Went to Dr w/ upper back pain + arm numbness. Was told I have strain/spasm. Given prednisone/flexril. If it doesn't get better, when should I recheck?

Depends..: Depending how bad was the strain it might take from 1-2 weeks to feel completely better. If not then physical therapy is the next step recommended unless you develop severe numbness of your arm or unable to move it then that requires emergency immediate reevaluation. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: arm numbness?

What is the definition or description of: arm numbness?

Decreased sensation: Less sensitivity to pin or light touch in the arm. May correspond to anatomical distribution such as ulnar or median nerve, or perhaps cervical anatomical correlates. May be localized using standard testing. Causes are multiple. ...Read more

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If waking with both-arm numbness and immobility happened a lot, yet hasn't happened in ages, am I better?

If waking with both-arm numbness and immobility happened a lot, yet hasn't happened in ages, am I better?

Sleeping style chang: Definitely, credit should be given to the changes that you've made, either knowingly or unknowingly. You essentially must have changed your sleeping style. Keep an eye out for a return, but for the most part it seems that you are healed. ...Read more

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Arm numbness caused by rotator cuff?

Arm numbness caused by rotator cuff?

Usually no: Rotator cuff injuries do not usually involve symptoms of numbness (although there are rare exceptions). ...Read more

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