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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


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Need 2nd opinion. I have numbness and tingling throughout body. What could cause it? I do have back problems. Could that cause it?

Need 2nd opinion. I have numbness and tingling throughout body. What could cause it? I do have back problems. Could that cause it?

Not low back: An anatomical explanation of numbness throughout body could be attributable to to a process in the brain or upper cervical spine area. Alternatively, it could have a nonanatomic basis. ...Read more

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Numbness/Tingling all over body. Started with just legs, xrays are okay for bone issues, should I go back to ER? Horrible pain.

Numbness/Tingling all over body. Started with just legs, xrays are okay for bone issues, should I go back to ER? Horrible pain.

Horrible pain WHERE?: If you'd like..... but if that visit didn't work the first time do you want to try it again for another 1/4 of a day? I'd just get an appointment with a good primary physician who can start a solid workup to find the root cause of your problem. As long as your vitals and your heart are not at stake then, I think the chance an ER is going "figure out" your problem is low. That's not their schtick. ...Read more

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What could have caused me to experience almost complete blindness in my left eye and numbness/tingling on my body?

What could have caused me to experience almost complete blindness in my left eye and numbness/tingling on my body?

Need evaluation: These are neurologic symptoms and need evaluation. Make an appointment with your doctor. ...Read more

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What would cause me to have numbness and tingling through my body?

What would cause me to have numbness and tingling through my body?

? Hyperventilation?: Have you been hyperventilating? Most often numbness is to lips, hands and feet. ...Read more

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How many causes are there for numbness and tingling throughout the body?

How many causes are there for numbness and tingling throughout the body?

Many many: Direct nerve irritation by pressure being applied to them, severing of the nerves via injury or underlying illness, metabolic processes, medications, demyelinating diseases, strokes, radiation therapy, infections, autoimmune disorders, vasculitis, hyperventilation - are just a few. ...Read more

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Left side body numbness tingling tightness?

Left side body numbness tingling tightness?

See a neurologist: Assuming that by left side you mean left face, left arm and left leg that are numb, these symptoms would suggest that pathology is in right brain. A neurologist will investigate this. ...Read more

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Can back problems cause numbness and tingling in the body?

Can back problems cause numbness and tingling in the body?

Yes: Pinched nerves in the low back are often associated with numbness and tingling in the legs and feet. ...Read more

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Every few weeks have been experiencing right side body numbness/tingling w pain in rt shoulderblade & rt side upper neck last days what could it be?

See below: Many things can cause these symptoms. You need to see your doctor. He/she whill perform a thorough examination to see what's going on and tell you what to do about it. ...Read more

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Pain frm leftside of head straight dwn to left hand sometimes dizzyness tingling n numbness througout body, chest pain did see cardio everything fine?

Pain frm leftside of head straight dwn to left hand sometimes dizzyness tingling n numbness througout body, chest pain did see cardio everything fine?

Consider cervical disc disease: You certainly could have a cervical disc disease. In addition you may be hyperventilating. The cervical disc issue can give you the head pain as well as the arm pain. If you have any past history of neck injury it would be beneficial to get checked out by your family doctor first ...Read more

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A burning sensation in my hip escalated to dizziness, simultaneous urge to vomit and defecate, numbness and tingling along my body and visual noise.

A burning sensation in my hip escalated to dizziness, simultaneous urge to vomit and defecate, numbness and tingling along my body and visual noise.

Uncertain: This combination of symptoms does not suggest a certain single diagnosis but many considerations. The symptoms could suggest muscular, neurologic, gastrointestinal, and neurologic issues. You will need an evaluate Chin by physician, and maybe at least a neurologist to start ...Read more

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Having a fibro flare with joint and muscle pain. Now having numbness and tingling all over body and face. ER said it was from the fibro not neuro.?

Having a fibro flare with joint and muscle pain. Now having numbness and tingling all over body and face. ER said it was from the fibro not neuro.?

I believe that: From your brief description of the problem I'd believe that your it's NOT NEUROLOGICAL as well & more musculoskeletal with joint & muscle pain. I can't say whether or not it's a fibromyalgic flare unless you tell me that you are clearly diagnosed previously as having FIBROMYALGIA. If you'd like to consult me 1-1 please write to me for an appointment: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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Lower back pain, tight right calf, numbness, tingling, twitching all over body, neck pain, chest pain. Assorted symptoms for 3 months and no diagnosis?

Lower back pain, tight right calf, numbness, tingling, twitching all over body, neck pain, chest pain. Assorted symptoms for 3 months and no diagnosis?

Not a good idea: To find an answer here because no one knows you better than your doctor. Best strategy is to take all your medical records to another physician for a thorough evaluation and a second opinion. This is too complex for a simple two line answer. ...Read more

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According to my doctor, my vitamin D is low. Could this be causing my on/off headaches and random tingling/numbness in body? Or something more serious?

According to my doctor, my vitamin D is low. Could this be causing my on/off headaches and random tingling/numbness in body? Or something more serious?

Vitamin D: Normally we get vitamin D from food and exposure to sunlight. Low vitamin D may be due to decreased intake, low exposure to sun, or liver or kidney disease. Vitamin D affects your bone growth and health. Please consult your doctor to rule out any disease. Headaches and tingling usually are not related to vitamin D deficiency alone but can be due to anemia/multiple vitamin deficiency or other conditions ...Read more

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I am a 46 year old with c5-6 fusion & L1 compression fracture surgery. Having numbness/tingling in face, body and extremities. Possible cause?

I am a 46 year old with c5-6 fusion & L1 compression fracture surgery. Having numbness/tingling in face, body and extremities. Possible cause?

Think elsewhere: Neither problems at c5-6 nor at L1 would explain numbness and tingling in the face, body, and extremities. However, a problem in the brain or the junction of the brain and spinal cord could cause this. ...Read more

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What can cause your body to experience numbness, tingling, pain, and difficult to use those parts of your body?

What can cause your body to experience numbness, tingling, pain, and difficult to use those parts of your body?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have a tingling sensation and numbness through my entire body. Any ideas?

I have a tingling sensation and numbness through my entire body. Any ideas?

Numbness: I would make sure ur calcium and magnesium levels up the par and undergo and general medical exam with ur doctor. If no organic cause is found or an infection, possibility of anxiety and/or panic disorder may be considered. Good luck. ...Read more

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I get numbness and tingling over diff parts of my body if I have been in the same position for more that 5 mins, it immediately disappears when I move?

Parasthesias: Can occur with even minor compression of cutaneous nerves if the nerves are susceptible due to underlying neuropathy or tissue swelling. If this persist tell your doctor (will assess you with a neurological exam and order some labs or an EMG- nerve conduction study) ...Read more

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What causes tingling, numbness and a burning sensation on the left side of the body?

Focal symptoms: Could be a migraine aura, possible transient cerebral ischemia, a focal sensory seizure, and if left arm only, maybe cardiac issue. Sometimes following certain strokes, a focal pain issue with ensue. A focal process in neck could result in unilateral issues in arm and leg. Best to get such problems examined and diagnosed. ...Read more

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I have numbness and tingling in my whole left side of body (under investigation) but why are these areas more painful to touch?

Why indeed: Whatever is causing the numbness & tingling is also causing the painful sensation. The sense of touch is multimodality & of mind-mangling complexity. When you say the areas are "more painful, " do you mean allodynia, hyperpathia, dysesthesia or hyperalgesia? (The idea is now for you to look up those terms and try to determine which 1 (or more) applies to you.) ...Read more

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I have been having a lot of numbness and tingling episodes through whole body mostly middle off back up to neck. Help no insurance. Thanks?

Medical workup: These sensations appear to be muscular in origin and can be seen in a variety of conditions e.g. Chiari malformation, dermatomyositis, tension myositis, psycho-social stress, depression, suppressed anger, post traumatic stress disorder, spinal deformity, spinal cord tumors, the list goes on. If symptoms persist see your primary care physician for a medical workup. ...Read more

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I have numbness tingling sensation throughout my whole body with warm sensation going through out my body15 minutes if sleep I could not lay still?

See a doctor: Anytime numbness is involved with the body, it is a concern and should be checked asap. You should also keep some sort of diary (foods, meds, activities, etc.,) which might help the dr. With some insight into your issues. ...Read more

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Numbness/tingling in middle n upper back that comes and goes. No pain. More prominent after doing upper body workout. Any stretches I can do to help?

Numbness/tingling in middle n upper back that comes and goes. No pain. More prominent after doing upper body workout. Any stretches I can do to help?

Probably okay: Need to see a physician to be sure nothing else going on but most likely no concern. What type of exercise causes it? Does it happen mostly when doing work lying on a bench or sitting against a hard seatback? Any tingling "numbness" in arms? Too many questions to address this problem in this forum. ...Read more

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I have a numbness/ tingling sensation under my low left ribs toward the middle of my body when I lay down on my side. No pain. 3-4 months.

I have a numbness/ tingling sensation under my low left ribs toward the middle of my body when I lay down on my side. No pain. 3-4 months.

Nerve: This could be a pinched nerve that is aggravated in certain positions. If you are not extremely bothered by it, there is no need to seek urgent care. If you see rash in the area, then I would see an M.D. as it could be shingles. The tingling with shingles though, is not usually intermittent or position dependent. ...Read more

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Swelling, tingling an numbness on left side of the body only aware of pinched nerve, however swelling an constant feel of pins an needles are recent.

Swelling, tingling an numbness on left side of the body only aware of pinched nerve, however swelling an constant feel of pins an needles are recent.

Tingling: Tingling and numbness that affects half of the body (which most people mean as including an upper limb, a lower limb, one side of the trunk, and sometimes one half of the face) can be caused by a problem in the brain or spinal cord. A pinched nerve can not cause those sorts of problems. Swelling of half the body is very uncommon. Such problems should be evaluated by a primary care doctor (family practice or internal medicine) who can help determine if a specialist is needed. ...Read more

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I got shingles on both sides of my body from the waist down front and back. I am still dealing with numbness, tingling waist down a year later. Help?

I got shingles on both sides of my body from the waist down front and back. I am still dealing with numbness, tingling waist down a year later. Help?

Sorry some meds help: It sounds like you have a condition called post-herpetic neuralgia - the nerves where the shingles hid are still sensitive. It can continue to do so in some people up to 2 years from the incident. There are several meds in the market for it - check with your doc - they are designed to decrease firing of these nerves. They do eventually go back to normal. ...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


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