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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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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


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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

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What do doctors suspect will cause pain in right shoulder with arm numbness and tingling?

What do doctors suspect will cause pain in right shoulder with arm numbness and tingling?

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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What causes numbness and tingling in my arm that spreads through my shouldet to my head?

What causes numbness and tingling in my arm that spreads through my shouldet to my head?

NONSPECIFIC: Possible problem in brachial plexus over shoulder, perhaps nerve compression within neck, or even referred symptoms from problems at elbow or wrist. Have your doctor examine limb and develop a plan to investigate this. ...Read more

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Pain in right arm between shoulder and elbow. Neck pain numbness and tingling down my arm. Now short of breath.

Pain in right arm between shoulder and elbow. Neck pain numbness and tingling down my arm. Now short of breath.

Pinched nerve: Sounds like you may have a pinched nerve in the neck. Often patients will develop numbness, tingling, and pain that radiates from the neck down the arm. Depending on the nerve that is pinched, it will affect different parts of the hand. Over time, weakness in the arm may develop as well. I would recommend getting it checked out. You may need an EMG and/or MRI ...Read more

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Started taking 25 mg of Luvox 5 days ago and have been experiencing tightness in chest, neck, shoulder and back ache, cough, numbness and tingling in arms. Woke up first night and had sudden neck pain and squeezing in chest. Has been more mild since?

Started taking 25 mg of Luvox 5 days ago and have been experiencing tightness in chest, neck, shoulder and back ache, cough, numbness and tingling in arms. Woke up first night and had sudden neck pain and squeezing in chest. Has been more mild since?

UnpleasantSideEffect: All these symptoms started after you started taking Luvox. That means you are not able to tolerate the drug. I will call the prescribing doctor/psychiatrist and discuss your symptoms and may be a change of medication ...Read more

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Top left clavicle bone moved up about an inch with pain numbness and tingling?

Top left clavicle bone moved up about an inch with pain numbness and tingling?

Ac joint separation: If the clavicle went up on the lateral side, it could be due to acromio-clavicular joint separation. This results from tears in the ligaments that keep the clavicle attached to the scapula. Get xrays of both clavicles both with hands empty and holding ten pound weights to look for this ...Read more

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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

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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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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?

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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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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What could cause numbness and tingling in fingers?

What could cause numbness and tingling in fingers?

Carpal tun syndrome: Numbness and tingling in the thumb, index and long finger is do to compression of the median nerve at the wrist called carpal tunnel syndrome. If it is in the ring and little finger only than the nerve involved is the ulnar nerve and the compression is usually at the elbow, called cubical tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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What causes numbness and tingling on both arms?

What causes numbness and tingling on both arms?

CTS: Multifactorial. But common things are common. First to rule out carpal tunnel syndrome. Check with your neurologist. You may need electrodiagnostic study. ...Read more

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What would cause numbness and tingling n ur arms and legs?

Many things: One thing is a peripheral neuropathy, but that usually starts in the feet, later gets into the fingers. It's not really arms and legs, but more a "feet then hands" kind of thing. Certain meds can do it, too. Discuss with your doc if persistent and/or worsening. ...Read more

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Can alcohol poisoning cause numbness and tingling?

Can alcohol poisoning cause numbness and tingling?

Yes: Usually these symptoms are caused from hyperventilation due to anxiety over being intoxicated;however, they can also be caused from thiamine deficiency, dehydration or GI bleeding. ...Read more

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What causes numbness and tingling in top part of left leg while laying flat on your back?

Possi. Nerve compress: Possibly either left sciatic or left peroneal nerve may be compressing in your laying position causing tingling in left foot. ...Read more

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What causes burning numbness and tingling pain in the neck? When my neck is like that I can't handle it. Please help

What causes burning numbness and tingling pain in the neck? When my neck is like that I can't handle it. Please help

Several items: If spinal cord is irritated by flexion or extension of neck, this can trigger electrical shock-like sensations due to posterior column of spinal cord reaction. May be seen with B-12 deficiency, Multiple sclerosis, cervical stenosis, etc., and needs to be assessed, as there could be risk to spinal cord integrity. Annoying symptoms, but a warning to heed from your body. ...Read more

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Can numbness and tingling in teeth be cause from anxiety?

Can numbness and tingling in teeth be cause from anxiety?

Prime suspect!: When the usual suspects are rounded up, Anxiety is almost always there. The limits to charges brought against this culprit seem limitless and it is often guilty. Anxiety may not do the dirty work directly, but your experience of distress is the result of complex internal events. I urge CBT therapy - if they think meds will help they'll refer. Investigate and prosecute. See a dentist too! Best. ...Read more

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What can cause numbness and tingling in hands and toes?

What can cause numbness and tingling in hands and toes?

So many conditions..: Vitamin deficiencies, diabetes, alcoholism, neuropathy, nerve compression/injury, radiculopathies, electrolyte imbalances, peripheral arterial disease. See you primary care physician, he/she can refer you to a specialist if she thinks there is a specific cause. ...Read more

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What would cause numbness and tingling next to spinal cord? A few months ago I was in an auto accident - I was fine, but a week later I began to feel numbness and a tingling sensation in my upper back a few inches to the right of my spinal cord. This feel

Muscle spasms: Thick bands of muscles are located on both sides of the spinal column. Often following injury these will go into spasm and even pinch nerves that result in tingling and numbness. Good relaxation, stretching, yoga, etc may help. Muscle relaxant medications may help. Massage may help. Good neurological evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more

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What can cause numbness and tingling on the right hand?

What can cause numbness and tingling on the right hand?

Need an eval: Only an evaluation by your physician can answer this, but common causes are compression of a peripheral nerve (eg carpal tunnel, which is compression of the
median nerve at the wrist), or compassion of certain nerve roots leaving the neck spinal cord, among other possibilities. ...Read more

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Is neck pain can cause numbness and tingling and goose bumps sensations?

Is neck pain can cause numbness and tingling and goose bumps sensations?

Possibly: A pinched nerve in the neck can cause neck pain as well as numbness and tingling. Goose bumps are not a common complaint but are certainly possible. ...Read more

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Have severe back spasms with left leg numbness and tingling and pain, what causes this, also left leg sometimes gives out.

Have severe back spasms with left leg numbness and tingling and pain, what causes this, also left leg sometimes gives out.

Pinched nerve: Your symptoms, in particular the left leg numbness/tingling/pain/weakness, strongly suggest a pinched nerve in your lumbar spine. If your symptoms are progressively worsening, you may even need surgery. See a physician for further evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more

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Please answer! What kind of numbness and tingling would a brain tumor cause?

Please answer! What kind of numbness and tingling would a brain tumor cause?

Rare: It will be rare for a brain tumor to cause tingling or numbness in isolation. Weakness (partial paralysis) is likely to be initial symptom and numbness can be associated with it. ...Read more

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If I have a pinched nerve in my lower back can that cause numbness and tingling in all 4 limbs and would it be worse in the morning?

If I have a pinched nerve in my lower back can that cause numbness and tingling in all 4 limbs and would it be worse in the morning?

Unusual: Lower back nerves generally do not relate to upper extremities.
Arthritis frequently is worse in the morning.
Sounds like a good neurological exam for numbness, weakness, neuropathies etc. Is in order. ...Read more

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What is the cause of left sided back pain initially it started out as numbness and tingling and has progressed to soreness and occasional chest pain

Concern: If the symptoms you describe are new and it is not a child, you should rule our heart attack. May be emergency, consider going to er. With very limited description impossible to give advice. ...Read more

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Numbness and tingling in both hands at night. Do I have carpal tunnel, or are there other causes?

Numbness and tingling in both hands at night. Do I have carpal tunnel, or are there other causes?

Likely carpal tunnel: You are likely correct. Most often numbness at night comes from carpal tunnel syndrome. See if it mainly involves the thumb, index, middle, and part of the ring. Numbness in the small usually comes from cubital tunnel or compression of the ulnar nerve at the elbow. At times numbness can come from cervical (neck) problems. ...Read more

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