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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more


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What are the causes of numbness in hands and severe rib and spine pain?

Radiculopathy: This sounds like it is most likely to be cervical radiculopathy which results from a pinched nerve in the neck. This requires orthopedic evaluation. There are other much rarer causes, and an orthopedist or a neurologist visit can help. ...Read more

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Cause of left hand numbness, pain near sternal/rib joint with deep inspiration and sob. Cardiac work-up clean. What else could it be?

Cause of left hand numbness, pain near sternal/rib joint with deep inspiration  and sob. Cardiac work-up clean. What else could it be?

Hand numbness: Could be two separate issues. Hand numbness could be carpal tunnel syndrome and chest pain could be costochondritis (like arthritis). Spine problems or other problems at the junction of the chest and neck could theoretically cause both symptoms, but less likely. Your primary care physician may help our may refer to a hand/upper extremity surgeon or neurologist. ...Read more

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Reasons for pain on my left side under the ribs and backpain which cause numbness on the leftside head neck hand and leg and frequent bowel movement ?

Reasons for pain on my left side under the ribs and backpain which cause numbness on the leftside head neck  hand and leg and frequent bowel movement ?

Multiple systems: Those are a lot of symptoms. You should start by seeing your primary care physician to make sure that there is nothing systemic going on. After that a neurologist or physiatrist can evaluate the multiple areas of pain to see if they are related or if there are several causes. ...Read more

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I have frequent ( 5-6) times a day numbness in my right hand and left rib cage bottom, for the last 3 weeks?

I have frequent ( 5-6) times a day numbness in my right hand and left rib cage bottom, for the last 3 weeks?

Pinched nerve: Because patients having cardiac problems can have these symptoms, you should have this ruled out. But the most common cause is an irritation of a nerve in the neck by a bone spur or herniation that can cause pain or numbness that runs down the arm into the hand. An MRI can usually show the cause of the problem if it does not resolve. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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I have numbness in rt forearm & tingling in rt hand with pain scapula & shoulder down hd fr 2nd rt rib?

I have numbness in rt forearm & tingling in rt hand with pain scapula & shoulder down hd fr 2nd rt rib?

Let me explain: There are risk in patient sustained 1 rib and second rib fracture, form injury to chest cavity, injury to the blood vassals around there and also injury to the nerves around there. You have to specialist (Neurologist) for evaluation. Good Luck ...Read more

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Pain from collar bone 2 ribs left hand heaviness back pain since last 6 days. 2 days numbness in left hand and left face.

Pain from collar bone 2 ribs left hand heaviness back pain since last 6 days. 2 days numbness in left hand and left face.

Left pain parathesia: Did you have any trauma? Could be thoracic outlet syndrome, TMJ, early zoster (though usually lesions would come out by now and usually no numbness-parathesias), and rarely MS, vascular anomaly, mass or lymph node.Follow up with doctor/urgent care for thoracic outlet you will need orthopedic surgeon ...Read more

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I have an uncomfortable numb area on my back, about the size of my palm and to the left of my spine near the bottom of ribs. What could be the cause?

I have an uncomfortable numb area on my back, about the size of my palm and to the left of my spine near the bottom of ribs. What could be the cause?

Hard to say: Is there a change in the skin in that are? Have you had any injury to your back.? It coud be something as simple as a dry skin. Have your doctor evaluate you that is the best way to solve this misery. ...Read more

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I have a area under my rib cage on the left side, that's hurts and swelling up the size of my hand And making my left side go numb ?

I have a area under my rib cage on the left side, that's hurts and swelling up the size of my hand And making my left side go numb ?

Need exam: Unable to give answer to your symptoms with out exam If this just started today, then you need to be seen, if it has been present for days, then make your apt within the next week. Good luck this could be a hernia, but exam is necessary. ...Read more