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L pinky, ring, 1/2 middle finger, front/back hand numb/distorted sensation and elbow itching for 4 days. What could cause this? How to remedy?

L pinky, ring, 1/2 middle finger, front/back hand numb/distorted sensation and elbow itching for 4 days. What could cause this? How to remedy?

Hand Numbness: It sounds like you may have some inflammation around the left ulnar nerve near your elbow. See your primary care physician for further evaluation and treatment. ...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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Seems like stomach flu,vomiting,light headedness,can't stand,severe back pain, numb hands and shaking,extreme nausea,can't hold anything down. ER?

Seems like stomach flu,vomiting,light headedness,can't stand,severe back pain, numb hands and shaking,extreme nausea,can't hold anything down. ER?

Always be safe.: With the severity of your symptoms, without knowing why you're having them, the safest thing would be to get to the ED for an evaluation. ...Read more

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My back popped while I was bent over and when I stood up it popped. Now it hurts where it popped and my hands felt like they got kinda numb when it happened is this serious?

My back popped while I was bent over and when I stood up it popped. Now it hurts where it popped and my hands felt like they got kinda numb when it  happened is this serious?

Back strain: This is consistent with an acute lumbosacral strain. The hand numbness would be unrelated and possibly a result of associated anxiety or hyperventilating. The strained area takes 7-10 days to resolve. Treatment consists of rest, cold applications for 48hours and thereafter intermittent heat. Liniment and,if you can take them,nsaids like Aleve (naproxen) or advil. Your physician can order muscle relaxant. ...Read more

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What are possible reasons that my hand gets numb when i put my shoulders back?

What are possible reasons that my hand gets numb when i put my shoulders back?

Hand and shoulders: This depends on how you move your shoulders. Numbness in hands can come from neck being extended or the brachial plexus being stretched (the nerves from the neck to the arm). There is anatomy in the neck and shoulders that explain this. Get an exam from someone who knows necks and the thoracic outlet anatomy and shoulder impingement exam. ...Read more

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My right side of my neck hurts and part of my back. Could this cause numbness in my hands and feet?

My right side of my neck hurts and part of my back. Could this cause numbness in my hands and feet?

Yes: This could mean that the cervical neck bones are pinching off the spinal cord. There ae other reasons too such as carpal tunnel syndrome, radiculopathy, neuropathy. See a neurologist soon for some tests. ...Read more

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I have numbness lately in my hands when i lay on my back and lift them up to hold my mobile. I have to lower them every 2 minutes to feel better.

I have numbness lately in my hands when i lay on my back and lift them up to hold my mobile. I have to lower them every 2 minutes to feel better.

Thoracic Outlet: This may possibly be thoracic outlet syndrome (tos) which is a disorder in which some of the nerves going to your arm are compressed by either muscle fibers, portions of the bones of the neck or collar bone, or of tough bands in an area roughly in the space confined to just above your collar bone. Physical therapy is often the best treatment, but consult with a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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Back of head and hands keep going numb. No accidents or Injury's what could it be?

Back of head and hands keep going numb. No accidents or Injury's what could it be?

Needs to be seen..: Since I don't know all the details and other symptoms associated with this numbness neither I know the time frame this has been going on for I would suggest that if this is recent go to the ED for immediate evaluation. This could be related to a pinged nerve, stroke, brain lesion, infection, among others. ...Read more

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Fell asleep on top of my hands woke up 2 hrs later my hands were numb took awhile to get circulation back and today they hurt?

Fell asleep on top of my hands woke up 2 hrs later my hands were numb took awhile to get circulation back and today they hurt?

Compression pain: You are experiencing some of the possible aftereffects following a significant compression of both blood vessels and nerves to the hands. Not sure why you did not move into hours while on top of your hands. If pain symptoms persist you may want to get an examination by a neurologist. ...Read more