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Intermittent Arm Numbness
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
Cerv Radiculopathy: Pain that radiates into the arm with associated numbness or weakness, suggests a pinched nerve. In older patients, this is often due to arthritis. Younger patients, herniated disc is often the cause. If symptoms result from postures or positions of the arm or shoulder, other causes are suggested: thoracic outlet, cubital or carpal tunnel. For symptoms that persist or worsen have a doc take a look. ...Read more
C7 merve pinch from: From disc herniation.Get a more detailed answer ›
Of course: These symptoms may be related to developing stroke. ...Read more
Brief left side of face numbness and lower left arm numbness that went away after a few seconds. What's wrong?
Parasthesias: These symptoms are called parasthesias and could be a result of a number of different issues including anxiety or panic attacks, malnutrition, vitamin deficiencies, neuropathies or nerve disorders, vascular problems, inflammatory or infectious diseases. This is only a short list, there are many causes of numbness and more history and an exam would need to be done to confirm a diagnosis or cause. ...Read more
Shoulder pain and right arm numbness took B12 vit. Thngs imprved, last time I hit the gym found sudden drop of strength in right arm?
Get a check up: I would suggest to contact your physician today to undergo a detailef history of the symptoms and followed by a thorough physical exam. He may order dome x-ray or MRI of spine to get the confimative diagnosis. In mean time, I would advise you to putneck collar to prevent any further injury to spine. Good luck! ...Read more
I am a healthy and fit 48 yof with arm numbness while I sleep. If I sleep on right side my left arm will go numb and visa versa. Should I worry?
Hello I was looking through the responses and it seems maybe you can help with my left arm numbness pins needles and ezcruciating pain T night I have to sleep in a sitting position for it not to be so bad I wake up screaming?
Nwxt day of hitting the gym I had to work for abt 6 hrs on a computer, I woke up next morning with neck pain and later right arm numbness... Clue?
Bump on left upper arm, numbness in left arm numbness started about 3 weeks and bump been fodidnt notice a while, didn't notice I thought I bumped it, its is slightly tender when touching it?
Examination: Is required - may be a bruise with surrounding nerve inflammation or may be some sort of nerve problem such as radiculopathy (pinched nerve) with a concurrent lump. Could also be a shoulder injury with associated nerve irritation. A doctor examination will help sort through this and then if necessary tests can be run if the diagnosis still remains unclear. All the best. ...Read more
My left arm numbness when I sleep waking me a lot in the night, I sleep in my right side do I have a pacemaker in the left side, how I prevent that?
I've had numbness in my head, face, neck, for 6 months with headaches & weakness in my arm. Numbness is moving to my body drs won't help. Help me?
I have neck pain that's running down my left arm numbness and tingling. What is the cause of this?
PRESSURE ON NERVES:
Pain in neck radiating down the arm usually is from pressure on the nerves that originate from the neck
you need to be evaluated by your doctor or an ortopedic specialist, you need exam and may need MRI exam to find the cause. You are only 34 years old so see your doc. ...Read more
What type of doctor should I visit for arm numbness most likely the result of repetitive motion at work?
Your PCP: While I can't be certain, the most likely cause of numbness in your situation is that one of the nerves in your wrist, arm or neck is being irritated or pinched. This is something that your primary care provider, or pcp, can help sort out and possibly treat effectively, and refer if needed. Pcp's usually include family practice or internal medicine doctors, and nurse practioners. ...Read more
I am 32 yrs female I been having left arm numbness and my upper back its been hurting on and off its that a sing of a heart attack?
Heart attack: Women tend to have variable and atypical symptoms. Please see your pcp if your symptoms have resolved or go to the er if you have on going symptoms. ...Read more
I am young and fit but have had some upper back pain for a couple of months. Now getting some neck crepitus and subtle right arm numbness. Muscular?
36f and am experiencing discomfort on the side of my left breast and left arm numbness. I had augmentation in 2008-this is just now starting. Help?
Bewildering Breast: Augmentation comes with the risk of rupture and extrusion or leakage of the implant contents. In most cases the body will absorb these substances depending on the content (saline vs. Silicone). In the case of silicone and other materials an inflammatory reaction can occur and will irritate the underlying muscle, connective tissue and nerves. If the arm is affected seek evaluation of the issue. ...Read more
I have left arm numbness and heaviness like and my neck, and I been checked no signs of heart attck or stroke what else can it be? Its worrying me a lot
Is my arm numbness and dizziness something to be concerned about? Hi, I'm a 23 year old male, non smoker, no serious health issues in the past, no family history of heart issues or anything of that nature. I'm a stock trader, and recently when I am enteri
Yes: Arm numbness can be associated with cardiac and other chest issues, since pain is often referred, and also can be associated with something pressing on the nerves as they exit the spine, or go through the axilla (armpit), or further down the arm. It is not normal, and if has been persistent, you should see your health care provider. ...Read more
I have arm numbness and tingling in my left arm but also sometimes my right arm. My hand also feels like it wants to cripple up. I'm only 26 years old.
Arm numbness: Numbness in the arms often occurs from sleeping with the arms bent or working in a job with a lot of repetition. Other frequent causes include spinal stenosis or compression of the spinal cord. Diabetes, low B12 levels, and low thyroid function are common causes too. A neurological evaluation and a nerve conduction test can identify the cause of the numbness. ...Read more
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
I have chest pain that last a long time off and on left arm numbness rapid heart beat. Mainly happens at night.?
Chest pain: Need to see a doctor or cardiologist to rule out heart related problems. ...Read more
Pain in lower back and up my right arm. Numbness in my right arm tingling in my thumb pointer and middle finger. What do I do?
Chest pain: The symptom you describe could be benign but could also be an anginal equivalent. You should see your dr. And get checked out. ...Read more
What type of doctor should I visit for hand and arm numbness that is the result of repetitive motion at work?
Went to my doctor today. He said a muscle strain in my upper back is causing arm numbness. Is this possible? Not sure if I'm buying it...
Arm numbness: Arm numbness comes from impingement of a nerve root in the cervical spine or a pinched nerve in the arm itself. Often people will have referred pain/numbness in the upper back too. Massage, physical therapy, and ice may be beneficial. If the numbness persists then an MRI of the cervical spine and a nerve test can help find the source of the numbness. ...Read more