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Dr. Gary Pess
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Paresthesia (Definition)

Paresthesia is a symptom in which a person has sensations of tingling or "pins and needles" on some or all of his skin. If a person sleeps on top of his arm, he may have paresthesia in the arm for a short ...Read more


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What are some causes of paresthesia?

What are some causes of paresthesia?

There are many: The most worrisome are either stroke or diabetes. Others include sleeping or laying on an extremity (so-called "Saturday night palsy"), and certain electrolyte imbalances. If your paresthesia continues, see your doctor so you can get a complete exam. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can posture or stress cause paresthesia of the back? My symptoms come and go, and I've noticed they sometimes occur when I'm hunching and others not.

Can posture or stress cause paresthesia of the back? My symptoms come and go, and I've noticed they sometimes occur when I'm hunching and others not.

Yes: I would be happy to help with a more detailed history on healthtap prime ad there are many reasons for paresthesia of the back I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Is it possible for anxiety to cause physical symptoms without causing the person to "feel" anxious? Experiencing paresthesia, but all tests are norml

Yes: They are generally diagnoses of exclusion, meaning you make quite sure it isn't something else, but there are a number of situations in which people experience physical symptoms essentially instead of emotion. There is better neuroscience on this nowadays, but still early. Called: conversion, psychogenic, somatic, somatoform dissociation, etc. Numbness and tingling is common with panic also. ...Read more

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What causes paresthesias?

What causes paresthesias?

Two possibilities: Paresthesia can result from trauma to the nerves serving the affected area. If there is something putting pressure on the nerve, sometimes removal of the offending object can relieve the paresthesia. Other times, the cause of the paresthesia may not be evident and may be the result of just disturbing the nerve (eg. Nearby extraction). In such cases, the passage of time will usually relieve the it. ...Read more

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Can dental problems cause paresthesias on the face?

Can dental problems cause paresthesias on the face?

Depends what U mean: parestheia is not normal. The most common reason for such is damage to a nerve during a tooth extraction, esp during wisdom tooth extraction. The other reason is impingement of the facial nerve, such as due to parotid gland lesion. ...Read more

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Why causes paresthesias that feel like vibrations following course of nerve e.G. Tibial nerve?

Depending where: On the nerve the nerve is being compressed by something whether it be tissue, a mass, a bone etc, something is pressing on the nerve along its route it some capacity. ...Read more