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What causes tingling in your arms or legs? A skin issue or a nerves issue?

What causes tingling in your arms or legs? A skin issue or a nerves issue?

Paresthesia: Chronic paresthesia may result from poor circulation, nerve irritation, neuropathy, or many other conditions and causes. There is no known long-term physical effect from paresthesia (although its underlying conditions may have various effects). See your local doctor for help with this condition. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Get tingling in arms & legs and dizziness, esp. in public places. MRIs, blood work, nerve tests, neuro exams show no problems. What could cause this?

Get tingling in arms & legs and dizziness, esp. in public places. MRIs, blood work, nerve tests, neuro exams show no problems. What could cause this?

Tingling in arms & legs and dizziness,: Fortunately, all tests are normal, meaning there is no major pathology seen. Most likely your symptoms are possibly stress related and might have underlying GAD(generalized anxiety disorder) or OCD . This is not that uncommon, and when in public, your lack of CONTROL can cause you to have tingling, hyperventilation , dizziness , etc. Treatment would be counseling +/or medications will help ...Read more

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What can cause difficulty focusing visually @ times, arms/legs tingling, dizzy esp in public?Neuro & ENT exams, blood wk, MRIs, nerve tests all normal

What can cause difficulty focusing visually @ times, arms/legs tingling, dizzy esp in public?Neuro & ENT exams, blood wk, MRIs, nerve tests all normal

Panic Attacks: One distinct possibility is that you are having panic attacks, particularly if the symptoms tend to occur in public places. It is thought by some doctors that the symptoms are secondary to hyperventilation, and in some can lead to full-blown agoraphobia, where public places are avoided altogether. There is plenty of good treatment out there for this condition, both medical and non-medical. ...Read more

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Could pinch nerve cause tingling in both arm and leg?

Could pinch nerve cause tingling in both arm and leg?

Yes: A disc bulge in the neck can catch the spinal cord and nerves. Lower back disc bulges do not cause arm symptoms. ...Read more

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Months of dizziness, leg/arm tingling @age 38. Nerve tests, MRIs etc only found herniated disks.But feels like I got taller then. Anything cause that?

Months of dizziness, leg/arm tingling @age 38. Nerve tests, MRIs etc only found herniated disks.But feels like I got taller then. Anything cause that?

Question not clear ?: Disc disease can cause tingling in the arms and legs. It is not as often a cause of dizziness at such a young age and thus this should be evaulated further by a Neurologist. Consideration for injections or a neuropathic pain med. The comment about getting taller is not clear although some have tried manipulation and traction to minimize muscle tightness and spasm. ...Read more

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Can herniated discs cause dizziness, arm/leg tingling? Blood work, nerve tests, MRIs, neuro exams all normal. That was the only Dx neurologists found.

Can herniated discs cause dizziness, arm/leg tingling? Blood work, nerve tests, MRIs, neuro exams all normal. That was the only Dx neurologists found.

Herniated discs: Disc herniations are a cause arm and leg tingling, but dizziness would not be directly attributable to a herniation. But pain can be described in many ways, so it is possible that your herniation is causing your other symptoms. If it has been over 6 weeks, try an epidural steroid injection. If your dizziness and extremity symptoms improve, then the herniation is likely causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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Occ. tingling/numbness in hands & feet. Blood tests,MRI, EEG normal. EMG of legs/feet(normal) EMG of arms(mild CTS,pinched nerves) What could this be?

See details: It is impossible to be specific without being able to perform a neurologic evaluation in person. Have you seen a neurologist yet? If not, see one. If you have, ask that doctor, ...Read more

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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