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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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What could cause intermittent numbness (not pins and needles but rather funny/odd feeling) in a demarcated area of left side of forehead?

What could cause intermittent numbness (not pins and needles but rather funny/odd feeling) in a demarcated area of left side of forehead?

Tingle: Could be irritation of the supraorbital nerve. Make sure you've had your regular cancer screenings recommended for age. Very very rarely numbness in single nerve location on face is a presenting symptom for cancer. Very rare. ...Read more

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What would cause "power surge" feeling thru r hand & fingers, after c4-7 d&fusion? Then numbness along r side of middle finger?

What would cause "power surge" feeling thru r hand & fingers, after c4-7 d&fusion?  Then numbness along r side of middle finger?

Nerve irritation: Compression of nerves or the spinal cord can cause the symptoms you describe. This compression may be residual, related to your preoperative condition, or new, possibly from disc protrusion or bone spurs. Finally, even after adequate decompression there may be residual nerve irritation. A ct or MRI scan should help with this diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes left side facial and extremity numbness/tingling during and after exercise? Tingling turns to pain. Pins and needles feeling after a few

What causes left side facial and extremity  numbness/tingling during and after exercise?  Tingling turns to pain. Pins and needles feeling after a few

Doesn't fit...: Symptoms seem to be related to nerve impingement. Facial nerves are different than neck nerves, though, which are the nerve supply to the arm. If the symptoms are more on the neck below the jaw, and not the face, i'd suggest the possibility of a cervical herniated or bulging disc. Suggest you see primary care doc or ed doc to get a good test for areas involved to figure out nerve distribution. ...Read more

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Could the numbness I am feeling be caused by a pinched nerve? I am experiencing numbness on the left side of my chest, under left arm, and back. I have had a sharp pain for 3 weeks that goes from my shoulder blade through to my chest. I was sent to the

Could the numbness I am feeling be caused by a pinched nerve? I am experiencing numbness on the left side of my chest, under left arm, and back.  I have had a sharp pain for 3 weeks that goes from my shoulder blade through to my chest.   I was sent to the

Arguably : Arguably the worst possible cause of severe pain felt in the shoulder blade and deep into the chest would be an uncommon condition called aortic dissection. Problems with the gallbladder and heart can also cause pain in the region of the shoulder or armpit (axilla). The spinal nerve corresponding to t2 also feels an area that involves the armpits and hoop-shaped strip of skin that runs across your chest above your nipples, through your armpits, and across your back at about the same level (it also involves part of the skin on the arm). After excluding things like dissection, heart problems, and gallbladder problems, a neurosurgeon may be helpful to get to a diagnosis and some relief. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of a feeling of spreading numbness? It started in the left side of face and scalp now it's whole head, arms and hands.

What could be the cause of a feeling of spreading numbness? It started in the left side of face and scalp now it's whole head, arms and hands.

Neurologist: With a neurological lesion the numbness stays in a territory like one side of the body. When there is scattered true numbness on both sides of the body things like polyneuritis or multiple sclerosis are suggested and a neurologist should be consulted. ...Read more

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What causes only numbness (no tingling at all, just feeling then all of a sudden numbness), in both legs, right arm, right side of face and neck?

What causes only numbness (no tingling at all, just feeling then all of a sudden numbness), in both legs, right arm, right side of face and neck?

Numbness : In young patients, demyelinating disorders is always a consideration. Other autoimmune disorders, or vitamin deficiencies may need to be excluded. Check with your physician for proper history and physical examination. This is the best way for an accurate diagnosis and treatment. Consider consultation with a neurologist. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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The left top side of my head feels numb after the numb feeling goes away my head hurt on that side what could be the cause?

The left top side of my head feels numb after the numb feeling goes away my head hurt on that side what could be the cause?

Most likely migraine: Migraine is a type of headache resulting from imbalance of brain chemicals, especially serotonin. While sensitivity to light, nausea, vomiting, flashing lights are common symptoms, numbness can be a precursor symptom. Especially in women, hormone changes associated with menses can trigger. You need to be evaluated by your doctor; effective treatments are available and other causes need excluding. ...Read more

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Left side of cheek has a numb feeling that comes and goes. Started happening after a lot of stress/anxiety. What could cause this?

Left side of cheek has a numb feeling that comes and goes. Started happening after a lot of stress/anxiety. What could cause this?

Numbness: If this only happens when you are stressed then it could be simply due to the anxiety. If there are other things that bring it on then you should probably see a neurologist to rule out anything dangerous. ...Read more

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The left side of my face gets that tingly-numb-falling asleep feeling. It comes and goes but has been becoming more frequent what causes this?

The left side of my face gets that tingly-numb-falling asleep feeling. It comes and goes but has been becoming more frequent what causes this?

Nerve irritation.: may be due to multiple medical issues. Make an appointment for an examination and especially evaluation of the facial and trigeminal nerves, ...Read more