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What Does It Mean When I Raise My Arms Up They Go To Sleep
I am 40 years old and the last 5 years I cannot raise my arms or my legs have to be straight or I am in pain and tjey go to sleep who do I see?
Seek help!!: This could be a serious problem with your spinal cord being compressed by your vertebrae where in certain positions other than completely in line, your spinal cord is compressing the rest of the nerves. Seek help immediately before permanent damage. Neck MRI would be diagnostic. ...Read more
Every morning and when i go to sleep I have aching knees, my legs and arms feel like my bones are also aching. What does this mean?
aches n' pains: Depending on your activities, work, your body may hurt. It could be that you are developing arthritis, or another condition. Depending on how long has this been happening and what triggered the start, you may want to seek professional help from your md. They are qualified to help you in this. ...Read more
I'm having pins and needle and pain in both of my legs, also when I lift my arms above my head they fall asleep right away. What could this mean?
Seek medical care: Might be completely benign, but could also be symptoms related to nerve compression either in your spine (bulging disc, or other spinal stenosis) or in the soft tissues in your neck and/or hips/lower extremities. Might also be a symptom of a systemic illness, ie diabetes. It would be worthwhile having this checked out in person. ...Read more
When I lay down to go to sleep I very frequently get a very strange sensation in face and arms. Like when u feel like ur falling. Lasts couple secs.?
Arm Alarm: Your discomfort suggests compression of either blood flow to the arm or directly on a nerve. In the case of blood flow the tingling occurs as the tissues are deprived of oxygen which irritate the nerve. Direct compression of the nerve causes a similar irritation. A sleep splint with a ball attached to a velcro waist belt can be worn to keep you from rolling onto that side & compressing the arm. ...Read more
Area in spine between shoulder blades hurts until I "pop" it, it will wake me up at night because both of my arms will go to sleep?
Not uncommon: Most often this is associated with pinched nerves at wrist (carpal tunnel syndrome), but could be compressing nerves at elbow or even shoulders (thoracic outlet), and it would be beneficial to get this diagnosed. See your doctor but also, try wearing wrist splints at night and see if it helps. ...Read more
When i lay down to sleep my arms start throbbing/tingling with pain. It takes hours to go to sleep. They don't hurt any other time. What is this?
I am 40 years old and my arms amd legs go to sleep and hurt if I don't keep them straight down at my side?
Seek help!!: This could be a serious problem with your spinal cord being compressed by your vertebrae where in certain positions other than completely in line, your spinal cord is compressing the rest of the nerves. Seek help immediately before permanent damage. Neck MRI would be diagnostic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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