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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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What would cause numbness and tingling next to spinal cord? A few months ago i was in an auto accident - i was fine, but a week later i began to feel numbness and a tingling sensation in my upper back a few inches to the right of my spinal cord. This feel

What would cause numbness and tingling next to spinal cord? A few months ago i was in an auto accident - i was fine, but a week later i began to feel numbness and a tingling sensation in my upper back a few inches to the right of my spinal cord. This feel

Muscle spasms: Thick bands of muscles are located on both sides of the spinal column. Often following injury these will go into spasm and even pinch nerves that result in tingling and numbness. Good relaxation, stretching, yoga, etc may help. Muscle relaxant medications may help. Massage may help. Good neurological evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Heart fine but have pain in neck, upper back and chest, facial numbness and tingling in hands and feet, clicking sound when I turn my head. 1year now?

Heart fine but have pain in neck, upper back and chest, facial numbness and tingling in hands and feet, clicking sound when I turn my head. 1year now?

Nondiagnostic: Your symptoms are nondiagnostic and possibly unexplainable by a single disorder. More information is needed. Contact your Physician who will take a thorough history and perform a complete physical examination in order to make a diagnosis. Appropriate tests and probably xrays will be ordered. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having a herniated disk in the lower back?I have numbness and tingling in the lower back when sitting?

What are the symptoms of having a herniated disk in the lower back?I have numbness and tingling in the lower back when sitting?

Many symptoms...: While this could be a sign of a herniated disc, it sounds a little more like facet arthritis as it does not radiate to different areas and does not have a constant dull ache. That being said, a physical exam and imaging would be necessary to be sure. If you are concerned about an actual herniation, then I would recommend seeing a physician for an exam to be safe. ...Read more

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For 2-3 weeks i've had neck, shoulders, and back pains. Loss of appetite. Fatigue. Hand numbness and tingling. Depression. What causes these symptom?

For 2-3 weeks i've had neck, shoulders, and back pains. Loss of appetite.  Fatigue. Hand numbness and tingling. Depression.  What causes these symptom?

Rule out med illness: You should first get a physicalexam to rule out any medical illness that might be contributing to how you're feeling. There are various illnesses such as vitamin deficiencies thyroid disease and sleep apnea that can cause what you're feeling. Lyme's disease is another possibility. Depression makes you feel very tired and fatigued both physically and mentally. You can develop aches and pains in virtually any part of your body. With depression you feel helpless hopeless worthless and guilty. Energy and motivation are low. There is a distinct lack of ability to enjoy things and a tendency to withdraw socially. You can either have an increased or decreased appetite and insomnia or increased sleepiness. You can also have both. If you are feeling this way please see your doctor, then a therapist, and if necessary a psychiatrist for medication management. Do not forget to watch your diet, exercise, and seek out other ways of treating your depression from an alternative medicine or complementary medicine point of view. Yoga, meditation, acupuncture, and finding your spiritual center can all be important ways to overcome depression. ...Read more

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Symptoms of bowelmovements of only mucus and jelly fish like things. leg arm feet numbness and tingling. upper and lower back pain. wbc of 14.8?

Symptoms of bowelmovements of only mucus and jelly fish like things. leg arm feet numbness and tingling. upper and lower back pain. wbc of 14.8?

This requires eval: Your symptoms and signs (white count of 14,800) are numerous and only an in-person evaluation/examination can adequately assess them. I might think of some form of infectious colitis with your mucus BM's and elevated WBC count; the numbness/tingling and pain could be something entirely different. I believe the best advice is go to ER (or your doc's office if you can get in today!) Good wishes:) ...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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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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Is it possible for face numbness and tingling to be a symptom of anxiety?

Is it possible for face numbness and tingling to be a symptom of anxiety?

Anxiety: It is possible but you should consult with your doctor to make sure these symptoms are not caused by a medical condition. If you are cleared medically consult with a mental health professional who specializes in treating anxiety. Remember anxiety is mainly produced by misperceiving situations or interactions. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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


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