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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness (Definition)

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


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My right index finger went numb for no reason. What should I do?

My right index finger went numb for no reason. What should I do?

Medical examination: A medical history and examination is warranted. Given this exam one may be reassured, treated or sent on to a hand specialist. ...Read more

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Had c-5 c-6 c-7 fushion no arm pain after surgery 2 months later. ring finger and pinky finger went numb.

Had c-5 c-6 c-7 fushion no arm pain after surgery 2 months later. ring finger and pinky finger went numb.

See your surgeon: This sensory nerve distribution is slightly lower than your fusion, in the C8 range. But you should make sure that it's not something related to the surgery. Alternatively, it could also be related to ulnar nerve injury at the elbow or wrist. ...Read more

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Out of no where, about 3 hours ago my hands and fingers went numb. Why would this happen and should I see a doctor? I am 21 years old, have no history of this previously. Numbness and tingling started as i was working on internship questions and watching

Neurological : Neurological problems that could cause numbness perceived in both hands include compression of the nerves that feel the hands (most commonly the median nerve, but possibly the ulnar nerve or the radial nerve) or the tributaries of these nerves (cervical nerve roots or brachial plexus), a problem involving the spinal cord (such as transverse myelitis), or some more abstract problems (such as hyperventilation or migraine aura). Similar feelings could also come from problems affecting blood vessels or blood chemistry. It is a good idea to get these kind of symptoms checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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48 hours ago my left thumb and index finger tips went numb after a firm front neck massage. The feeling has still not returned. Should I see a doctor?

48 hours ago my left thumb and index finger tips went numb after a firm front neck massage. The feeling has still not returned. Should I see a doctor?

Yes: This suggests that you might have something (like an intervertebral disc)pressing on a nerve in your neck. It could be related to the massage if it was forceful enough to put your neck vertebrae out of alignment. You can see an orthopedist but I advise seeing an osteopath who does osteopathic manipulation- see http://physician.academyofosteopathy.org/ (or a direct non-force technique chiropractor) ...Read more