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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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Numbness left hand middle to pinky. Bone spurs in neck and ddd in lower back.

Numbness left hand middle to pinky. Bone spurs in neck and ddd in lower back.

Unclear: Numbness in hand from middle to pinky suggests ulnar nerve impingement. If bone spurs were related pattern would usually be different from this. However, a C8 root syndrome might produce this pattern. Try to draw a line around the area of numbness (including all parts that are numb - hand and arm). Show to doctor. EMG/NCV study could be helpful. ...Read more

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Numb fingers left hand pinky and ring it has been almost 2 weeks now. At night my elbow becomes sore and the numbness gets worse. ?

Numb fingers left hand pinky and ring it has been almost 2 weeks now.  At night my elbow becomes sore and the numbness gets worse.  ?

Let me explain: There one main reason for that, pinched nerve at the elbow from the inside or pinched nerve at the neck level. Since you have pain in the elbow i think the problem at the elbow level. Go and check it out. ...Read more

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Can cervical neck pain and lower back pain symptoms along with numbness in ring and pinky finger on left hand, be an underlying symtom of something?

Can cervical neck pain and lower back pain symptoms along with numbness in ring and pinky finger on left hand, be an    underlying symtom of something?

Cubital tunnel: Entrapment of the ulnar nerve at the elbow (funny bone) is common. Usually aggravated with bending of elbow: while sleeping, working at desk, driving a car, all of which we tend to flex the elbow and create increased tension on the ulnar nerve. Try sleeping with straight arms, avoid postures that flex the arms during the day. You're awfully young for neck probs, but possible. ...Read more

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Can numbness in left hand be a sign of mild stroke?

Can numbness in left hand be a sign of mild stroke?

Unlikely: Most commonly, focal hand numbness is due to carpal tunnel syndrome, or even ulnar nerve cubital tunnel issues. Isolated hand numbness would be a rather unusual sign of stroke. ...Read more

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Sudden numbness in left hand, but i've been taking ibupropane?

Sudden numbness in left hand, but i've been taking ibupropane?

See your Doctor ASAP: Sudden numbness in the left hand can be any of many things, the most critical of which is a cardiovascular event. Do you have accompanying chest, shoulder or arm pain? Do you have any clotting or cardiovascular issues? I suggest seeing a doctor asap to rule out any cardivascular issues. Call your doctor now and hear what she/he has to say, failing that, go to the er now! good luck! ...Read more

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I have pain at random places in left hand since month now. I feel slight numbness in left hand and left leg. Age 30 male. No medical problems history.

I have pain at random places in left hand since month now. I feel slight numbness in left hand and left leg. Age 30 male. No medical problems history.

See neurologist now: There are many possible explanations for pain and numbness: listen to your body's message. Extrinsic causes, such as certain activities, would usually not cause both L hand & leg numbness & L hand pain. Intrinsic causes, i.e. health problems, might include any number of neurological, even vascular, problems. Hand Pain that moves around suggests irritation to branches of many major nerves. See m.d ...Read more

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Pain from collar bone 2 ribs left hand heaviness back pain since last 6 days. 2 days numbness in left hand and left face.

Pain from collar bone 2 ribs left hand heaviness back pain since last 6 days. 2 days numbness in left hand and left face.

Left pain parathesia: Did you have any trauma? Could be thoracic outlet syndrome, TMJ, early zoster (though usually lesions would come out by now and usually no numbness-parathesias), and rarely MS, vascular anomaly, mass or lymph node.Follow up with doctor/urgent care for thoracic outlet you will need orthopedic surgeon ...Read more

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Sudden numbness in left hand but no Aura or Migraine(just feelings of getting) lasted 5 mins moved up to lip . History Migraine Aura 4 a mth.Anxiety?

Sudden numbness in left hand but no Aura or Migraine(just feelings of getting) lasted 5 mins moved up to lip .
History Migraine Aura 4 a mth.Anxiety?

?proper diagnosis: While these could be aura of migraine, your history suggests other possibilities. I would be very concerned about TIA's from small emboli from your mitral valve, atria, or carotid arteries. You need to involve your cardiologist in this (and probably neurologist) SOON! ...Read more

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Numbness in left hand, bottom part of arm, bottom part of leg and left side of face.Mri showed white spots on brain, LP was negative for ms.

Numbness in left hand, bottom part of arm, bottom part of leg and left side of face.Mri showed white spots on brain, LP was negative for ms.

MS or not MS?: Iit is hard to find the cause of a symptom of tingling. The changes on your MRI could be related to your symptoms. When the LP is negative, it does not mean you do not have MS, but one must consider other causes, such as a virus of some kind, or other medical illnesses. It may help you to have some symptomatic treatment of your symptoms, maybe a nerve conduction study and a follow up mri. ...Read more

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What to do if I have tingling and numbness in my left hand?

What to do if I have tingling and numbness in my left hand?

Get evaluated: Could be due to nerve compression at wrist, elbow, brachial plexus, even neck. Evaluation and testing can localize and point the way for further therapeutic interventions. ...Read more

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Is numbness occurring in left hand probably due to shoulder problems? If so, what does this signify?

Is numbness occurring in left hand probably due to shoulder problems? If so, what does this signify?

Hand numbness: Numbness isolated to the hand is not typically produced by shoulder problems. As there can be many potential causes for hand numbness, you should be evaluated by an md. ...Read more

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