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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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Can you tell me what it mean when emotional numbness begins to become physical?

Can you tell me what it mean when emotional numbness begins to become physical?

Often emotional: Numbness starts following a loss or trauma, processing this experience in therapy should help overcome the numbness. Left untreated the numbness may spread leading to an inability to cope with or feel things you would enjoy like happiness or joy leading to depression and reduced energy thereby entering into the physical domain. ...Read more

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2 weeks ago, I took cipro (ciprofloxacin) (750mg 2x/day) for a uti. After 2 days, I felt pain and numbness in my hands, feet and face. The UTI was gone by day 2, but the pain gets worse daily. Is this treatable?

2 weeks ago, I took cipro (ciprofloxacin) (750mg 2x/day) for a uti. After 2 days, I felt pain and numbness in my hands, feet and face. The UTI was gone by day 2, but the pain gets worse daily. Is this treatable?

Need in person eval: If your symptoms are getting worse despite the fact that you're off the cipro, (ciprofloxacin) you need to be seen by a doctor and make sure that the two are related. ...Read more

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How to treat numbness caused by depersonalization?

How to treat numbness caused by depersonalization?

Psychotherapy CBT: And possibly medications may help. This is a lengthy problem awaiting a solution. I am sending you to a website that reviews the medication trials to date.] dr. Evan torch calls a combination of an ssri and Modafinil "the hidden pearl that can really help depersonalization disorder".[49]. Prozac (fluoxetine) alone is of no benefit and antipsychotics can make things worse. En.Wikipedia. Org/wiki/depersonalization. ...Read more

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How should numbness in fingers and toes be treated?

How should numbness in fingers and toes be treated?

Many possibilities: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, and alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the exact cause of the numbness in order to obtain the best possible treatment. ...Read more

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Throat symptoms pain, numbness, swollen lymph nodes, and etc. What kind of doctor specializes in treating this?

Throat symptoms pain, numbness, swollen lymph nodes, and etc. What kind of doctor specializes in treating this?

PCP first: Your primary care doctor (family medicine or internist) can assess your condition and treat appropriately or if needed refer you to a specialist, namely an otolaryngologist/ent. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for persistent numbness and weakness in lower leg and foot 1 mo. After a popliteal nerve block to remove 3 fusion screws?

See neurologist: Nerve damage following a peripheral nerve block is a possible complication but should be uncommon in an experienced anesthesiologist's hands. A neurologist will probably consider a nerve conduction study to ascertain the cause of your problem and treatment options/prognosis. ...Read more

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What home remedies or other treatments can you recommend for numbness in leg from nerve damage? Urgent

What home remedies or other treatments can you recommend for numbness in leg from nerve damage? Urgent

See below: Try over the counter zostrix (capsaicin).
But if known nerve damage, then it may be that nothing will help. ...Read more

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Could the mineral phosphorus cure numbness in the right side of face due to stress?

Could the mineral phosphorus cure numbness in the right side of face due to stress?

Phosphorus: If it does, let us know since there is nothing to verify that. Phosporus is important but certain forms can be harmful. ...Read more

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What can help get rid of numbness?

What can help get rid of numbness?

Specifics: Many different conditions can cause numbness throughout the body. I would suggest being evaluated by your primary care physician to help determine the cause of the numbness. Once the cause is found, treatment can begin. ...Read more

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I recently went numb in one arm from IV drug use then the numbness went to my other arm and my face and now starting to twich what do I need to do?

I recently went numb in one arm from IV drug use then the numbness went to my other arm and my face and now starting to twich what do I need to do?

Go to ER: You may have an embolus or clot formed that went to brain causing stroke or a blocked a blood vessel. Infection is another possibility as well. You need to be seen urgently in any case. Go to er or if you can't get there call 911. ...Read more

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I'm 39 weeks pregnant and my feet and hands are swelling. Is there any food to avoid/can trigger the swelling of my feet and numbness of my hands?

I'm 39 weeks pregnant and my feet and hands are swelling. Is there any food to avoid/can trigger the swelling of my feet and numbness of my hands?

Not really.: Edema is not unusual in advanced pregnancy and may be related to hormonal effects. Unless you are hypertensive there is no reason to change your diet; mention this to your obstetrician, as all you need at this point is an excuse to deliver. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to prevent numbness in left arm after doing weights?

How to prevent numbness in left arm after doing weights?

Be seen: If you are having numbness during resistance training, you should be evaluated to be sure that you do not have a compression syndrome being aggravated by exercise. Please see your local doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have numbness in my index, middle, & thumb. The pain gets so bad especially at night while I'm asleep, why & what is this?

I have numbness in my index, middle, & thumb. The pain gets so bad especially at night while I'm asleep, why & what is this?

CTS: You are describing classic symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Try a wrist/hand support brace at night when you sleep. It may help quite a bit. If it does not, irritation of the nerves that go into the fingers from a source up higher (in the neck) may be the cause and evaluation by healthcare provider needed. Hope this helps. Best of luck ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I get numbness off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get numbness off and on?

Possibly: With no other information provided the on/off numbness may be nothing but it could indicate anything from anxiety, vascular or neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis or connective tissue diseases. If you have not had these symptom eveluated please contact you physician. If you have a physician that has seen you for a long time he would be the best one to determine the problem. ...Read more

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Is rheumatoid arthritis hereditary because my mother has it? I have stingness and numbness in fingers and toes. Is it sign of rheumatoid arthiritis?

Possibly: Autoimmune disease tends to have a hereditary component and RA is no exception. Do you have numbness and pain only with cold exposure? If so, this is called raynaud's and is often linked to autoimmune disorders but not specific to ra. Stop smoking. ...Read more

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I think I haven't been getting enough sunlight. I'm black so I know need more. I have been getting numbness, skin sensations etc. What's wrong?

Not sure: I looked up the symptoms of vitamin d deficiency and they do not include numbness. However to be sure it is worth having your vitamin d levels checked. It is known as 25 hydroxy vitamin d that is the level that needs to be checked. If it is low and those symptoms are still present when it is ccorrected then a neurologist might be your next step. ...Read more

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Numbness on left side?

Numbness on left side?

Yes and what else?: Left side of what? Face? Arm? Leg? A combination of the above? Sudden onset? Weakness? Speech disturbance? Walking/balance problems? ...Read more

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Numbness on my lower left back?

Numbness on my lower left back?

Get evaluated: I would have to know if there's a recent trauma associated with it or a history of low back pain or history of disc herniation. So you should get evaluated if you are experiencing any numbness typically it might be a nerve involvement from your back. ...Read more

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Can wintergreen cause numbness?

Yes: When applied to the skin it can cause a warm and numb feeling. ...Read more

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What is the cause of fhand numbness?

What is the cause of fhand numbness?

Several causes.: Hand numbness is usually related to a problem with the nerves. There can be a pinch on the nerve in the wrist (carpal tunnel syndrome) or a pinch on the nerves as they come down into the arm from the neck (radiculopathy). Discuss your symptoms with your doctor. ...Read more

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What could produce numbness in back?

What could produce numbness in back?

Neuropathy: Really depends upon where in the back you're talking about. It can be due to a neuritis which is an inflammation of the nerves. We sometimes see this after someone has had an epidural. Your numbness could also be due to disk or facet disease. Only a proper history and physical exam by your physician can shed light on the subject. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about numbness?

Should I be concerned about numbness?

Possibly: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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Causes of sensation/numbness in fingures?

Nerve entrapment: Most likely, your nerve is being irritated by inflammation, or some sort of nerve root entrapment, similar to that found in the condition of "carpal tunnel syndrome." the median nerve travels through a 'tunnel' through your carpal (wrist) bones and gets irritated, often causing tingling or numbness in your thumb, pointer, middle and half of your ring finger. Get checked for cts. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the causes of numbness in the body?

What are the causes of numbness in the body?

Definitions: Numbness implies loss of sensation and can occur if either peripheral or central nerves become dysfunctional for any reason. Could be paroxysmal, like in classical migraine, but could be persistent with progressive peripheral neuropathy. ...Read more

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What to do if I got numbness throughout body?

Check for neuropathy: Total body numbness is quite benign and often associated with stress and depression, which is reversible. Numbness over all 4 extremities could be associated with a peripheral neuropathy, a problem within the neck, a medication reaction, even multiple sclerosis. Have your doctor assess your symptoms. ...Read more