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Doctor insights on: Right Arm Tingling

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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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Boyfriend has bppv and is complaining that his right arm tingling, going numb and hurting. Is there a connection?

Boyfriend has bppv and is complaining that his right arm tingling, going numb and hurting. Is there a connection?

Not likely: Bppv is a benign disorder of your balance center. Its symptoms are limited to vertigo. If your bf is having numbness in his arm, that is a more likely due to a problem with his cervical spine. Either the bbpv diagnose is incorrect or he has two completely different problems. In either case he should be seen. The arm complaints are concerningz. ...Read more

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Xray of shoulder shows nothing abnormal but i have burning in upper back between shoulder blades and random right arm tingling and numbness...whats up?

Xray of shoulder shows nothing abnormal but i have burning in upper back between shoulder blades and random right arm tingling and numbness...whats up?

Trigger point?: Pain between the shoulder blades and arm tingling is often a pinched nerve, a trigger point or a muscle strain. Rarely something serious like heart or aorta problems can do this. A careful history and physical exam can usually clarify the issue. While rare, sometimes you need a CT or MRI to rule out more serious problems. ...Read more

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Pain in lower back and up my right arm. Numbness in my right arm tingling in my thumb pointer and middle finger. What do I do?

Pain in lower back and up my right arm. Numbness in my right arm tingling in my thumb pointer and middle finger. What do I do?

See your doc: The low back is not related to the right arm. The arm is most likely a disk herniation at C5-6 and or C6-7 on the right. It can be treated with traction,medication and surgery as a last resort. You can also try injections. ...Read more

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30yr old female, 4 a month now severe tiredness, needing 2 rest but can't sleep, headaches, dizziness, pins in needles, dull right arm&tingling in face.

30yr old female, 4 a month now severe tiredness, needing 2 rest but can't sleep, headaches, dizziness, pins in needles, dull right arm&tingling in face.

Head: Definitely time for a thorough neurologic history and examination. You would likely need a brain scan based on this alone. ...Read more

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I've had upper right arm tingling/pulsing sensations which has turned into ring/pinky finger numbness as well as hand numbness on that side.

I've had upper right arm tingling/pulsing sensations which has turned into ring/pinky finger numbness as well as hand numbness on that side.

Ulnar nerve: The finger numbness you describe corresponds to the distribution of the ulnar nerve. The lack of any real specific information in your post does not allow any more helpful response. Your post is just the beginning of a clinical history, not the end. If you're concerned, in your case HealthTap (or Dr Google) is no substitute for a flesh & blood doctor in a brick & mortar office. ...Read more

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On going pain after 1 year status post posterior cervical fusion at C5 and C6 levels. Headaches, right arm tingling. No decompression was done prior to procedure. Inflammation found at back of skull ?

On going pain after 1 year status post posterior cervical fusion at C5 and C6 levels. Headaches, right arm tingling. No decompression was done prior to procedure. Inflammation found at back of skull ?

Pain after PSIF neck: Not normal. Could be related to screw against nerve, pseudoarthrosis, incomplete decompression, nerve damage that didn't heal, missed or new problem. I would start with ct to see if bone healed and decompressed, and find out exactly where screws are. If negative, MRI to identify new or different problem. Get a diagnosis and it will help treatment. ...Read more

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39 year old male - right arm - pain, tingling, numbness and falling asleep when arm is bent. what could this be?

Nerve impingement: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. Prevention treatment is always recommended. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. It is the same as a pinched nerve. ...Read more

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I woke up with a tightness in my chest and my right arm numb tingling feeling in my fingers.. ?

I woke up with a tightness in my chest and my right arm numb tingling feeling in my fingers.. ?

Temporary?: Likely a compression of your brachial plexus nerves from your position while sleeping. If it persists you should see a neurologist. ...Read more