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Dr. Daniel Mass
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Numbness And Tingling (Definition)

Numbness and tingling is a symptom in which a person has some loss of feeling (numbness) and/or has the feeling of "pins and needles" in some part of the body. If a person had slept on his arm, the arm may have "pins and needles" for several minutes before returning to normal. Numbness and tingling can also ...Read more


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Is numbness and tingling (especially in the extremities) all that constitutes "neuropathy?" Is it possible to have neuropathy without pain?

Is numbness and tingling (especially in the extremities) all that constitutes "neuropathy?" Is it possible to have neuropathy without pain?

Possible: Peripheral neuropathy can be caused by numerous entities, and can affect varying fiber sizes depending upon underlying pathology, but numbness and tingling could be a manifestation of a problem within brain or spinal cord. Your doctor should easily be able to sort this out. ...Read more

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Off and on headache for four days; off and on numbness and tingling in the extremities; loss of balance; inability to grasp off and on - unilaterally?

Off and on headache for four days; off and on numbness and tingling in the extremities; loss of balance; inability to grasp off and on - unilaterally?

Immediate attention: Headaches can be common but the other associated symptoms you describe make it more serious. Any headache with associated CNS complaints needs to be investigated urgently. The extremity involvement, balance issues and grasping difficulties speak to other nerve bundle involvement. I recommend that you see a physician immediately for full evaluation and possibly some imaging studies. Feel better. ...Read more

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I constantly have a nervous feeling in the pit of my stomach, frequent numbness and tingling in my extremities, & left shoulder draws up with pain?

I constantly have a nervous feeling in the pit of my stomach, frequent numbness and tingling in my extremities, & left shoulder draws up with pain?

Eval.: I suggest you see your physician for medical evaluation. These symptoms could be consistent with anxiety and panic. After medical workup, your physician may recommend psychiatric consultation. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a myriad of symptoms but it seems no one doctor wants to fully investigate all of them. I was diagnosed with narcolepsy by a sleep study doctor, but I have no energy, numbness and tingling in my extremities, and my biggest complaint, brain fog and

I have a myriad of symptoms but it seems no one doctor wants to fully investigate all of them. I was diagnosed with narcolepsy by a sleep study doctor, but I have no energy, numbness and tingling in my extremities, and my biggest complaint, brain fog and

Talk to your dr.: You should discuss your symptoms and treatment w/ your dr. Meds such as Provigil or amphetamine derivatives like Ritalin (methylphenidate) or Adderall can help. Others include SSRI, SNRI or tricyclic antidepressants which suppress REM sleep and sudden loss of muscle tone. Sodium oxybate helps improve sleep. Exercise; brief, regular daytime naps, regular sleep time & avoidance of alcohol or nicotine can also help. ...Read more

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I've read that MS used to be checked (at least partially) with the "hot tub test." I've noticed my symptoms (dizziness, balance issues, numbness/tingling extremities) actually seem BETTER when I'm in a hot bath/shower. Mean anything or coincidence?

I've read that MS used to be checked (at least partially) with the "hot tub test." I've noticed my symptoms (dizziness, balance issues, numbness/tingling extremities) actually seem BETTER when I'm in a hot bath/shower. Mean anything or coincidence?

RESPONSE: Yes, in the past, prior to imaging advances, "Hot Bath" test was utilized to exacerbate patient symptoms to confirm diagnosis, but no longer used as was often false positive, and MRI supplanted. Occasional MS patients seem to do better in warmer environments, and some even do worse in cold weather. Thus, your responses are not indicative of definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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On and off tingling, numbness in the right extremities. PT effective. Now, same in right side of face & tongue, sharp lightening like pain. related?

On and off tingling, numbness in the right extremities.  PT effective. Now, same in right side of face & tongue, sharp lightening like pain. related?

Tic Doulourex: Tic douloureux or trigeminal neuralgia is a severe, stabbing pain to one side of the face. It stems from one or more branches of the cranial nerve V that supplies sensation to the face, the trigeminal nerve. The pain usually lasts from a few seconds to a few minutes. It may be so intense that you wince involuntarily, hence the term tic. There is usually no pain or numbness between attacks. ...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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May i get a diagnosis on possable MS i asking for a doctor to suggest if my symtoms are related to ms, I have major numbness and tingling in my limbs and face, migrains top of my head to my spine, dizzyness, unbalanced, falling blurr vision, twi

May i get a diagnosis  on possable MS i asking for a doctor to  suggest if my  symtoms are related to ms, I have major  numbness and tingling in my limbs and face, migrains   top of my head  to my spine,  dizzyness,  unbalanced, falling  blurr vision, twi

The : The primary symptoms of multiple sclerosis are caused by inflammation in the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord). This inflammation usually causes damage to the outer, insulating part of nerve fibers called myelin, and can sometimes damage the fiber (or "axon") too. The symptoms of multiple sclerosis overlap with a number of other neurological, medical and psychiatric conditions. Multiple sclerosis can cause a number of symptoms, including vision loss, incoordination, weakness, and numbness, just to name a few. Usually these symptoms do not occur all at once, but affect different functions of different parts of the body at different times. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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


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