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I've experienced lots of neck and shoulder pain and numbness in my arms and hands. What could this be?

I've experienced lots of neck and shoulder pain and numbness in my arms and hands. What could this be?

Usually it: is musculoskeletal. Your pillow may be the culprit. Too high or too low can cause neck and shoulder pain, if the numbness is persistent in one arm or hand then further evaluation by a doctor is recommended ...Read more

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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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Saw Dr for severe pain numbness in arms & hands, he said I have muscles spasms use heat and they'll get better. Heat's making it worse. What can I do?

Saw Dr for severe pain numbness in arms & hands, he said I have muscles spasms use heat and they'll get better. Heat's making it worse. What can I do?

Get another opinion: Your symptoms sound like they are more related to your neck, possibly a pinched nerve or irritation. Could be carpal tunnel or other non-muscular problem. I would get a second opinion or ask for referral to a specialist--like a neurologist. ...Read more

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What would cause numbness, pain, and burning in arms and hands?

What would cause numbness, pain, and burning in arms and hands?

Let me explain: Peripheral neuropathy, a result of nerve damage, often causes numbness and pain in your hands and feet. People typically describe the pain of peripheral neuropathy as tingling or burning, while they may compare the loss of sensation to the feeling of wearing a thin stocking or glove. Causes. Alcoholism autoimmune diseases diabetes exposure to poisons trauma or pressure on the nerve. ...Read more

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Dug driveway, heavy shoveling & wheelbarrow use. Pain, numbness, weakness in hands & arms daily life is difficult. Will massages help a pinched nerve?

Dug driveway, heavy shoveling & wheelbarrow use. Pain, numbness, weakness in hands & arms daily life is difficult. Will massages help a pinched nerve?

Herniated disc: Skip the massage and go to the doctor first. The weakness and numbness in the hands is a sign of spinal cord compression. A ruptured disc due to shoveling may be making your "life difficult". A visit to the doctor and an MRI of the cervical spine is a priority before a massage. Do not go to a chiropractor for an adjustment until spinal cord compression is excluded. ...Read more

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Terrible pain, cramping, tingling, numbness in hands, arms, legs and feet.

Evaluation: Any time you have these generalized symptoms you should visit your doctor for an evaluation. This could be from something easy to manage as dehydration to something more complicated as a pinched nerve in the spinal cord. www.otwithmd.com. ...Read more

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Severe back pain, numbness and tingling in feet arms hands swelling in thighs, feet, hands and upper arms. Rapid weight gain around belly ?

See your doctor: It's important with all these symptoms mentioned that you seek evaluation with your primary care doctor to figure out what could be causing all these symptoms. There are various thing that could result in some of those symptoms. It may not be only one cause. It could have some vascular component, a metabolic component, a neurologic component, nutrient deficiency component, or none-of-the-above. ...Read more

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What are some causes of numbness in arms and hands?

Multiple causes: There are multiple causes, ranging from carpal tunnel syndrome to cervical spine disease to metabolic issues such as diabetes mellitus and thyroid trouble. Your pcp and/or a neurologist can help to narrow down the possibilities and guide treatment. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause numbness in arms and hands?

Can anxiety cause numbness in arms and hands?

Yes: Anxiety can cause symptoms in nearly every organ system. Numbness in arms and hands can come from hyperventilating when anxious. If you're having repeated spells like this, please see your physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can pins and needles, numbness in arms and hands, when asleep be a sign of cancer? Also get occasionally pins

Can pins and needles, numbness in arms and hands, when asleep be a sign of cancer? Also get occasionally pins

Not really: If it is happening while asleep , I do not know how you feel those experiences . In any case if this is not happening all the time particularly while awake , it is most likely some benign process . Even if it is happening all the time it is sign of what we call peripheral neuropathy which is caused by multiple condition . Diabetes is by far the most common cause ...Read more

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