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What Happens When Your Arm Goes Numb
I am having major problems with my left arm going numb. It happens a lot and has been going on for months now. Should I be worried.?
This warrants: Medical evaluation. Not normal.Get a more detailed answer ›
Possible nerve compr: Depends on the position you assume, you could be compressing a nerve or nerve at your elbow, wrist or shoulder or even compressing at the neck by putting yourself in a position of what doctors call spulings test which tests for nerve compression at the cervical spine/neck. ...Read more
If waking with both-arm numbness and immobility happened a lot, yet hasn't happened in ages, am I better?
Sleeping style chang: Definitely, credit should be given to the changes that you've made, either knowingly or unknowingly. You essentially must have changed your sleeping style. Keep an eye out for a return, but for the most part it seems that you are healed. ...Read more
I have been having this problem for a time now. My arm will start to go numb then it moves on down. What would cause this? I have sherman's disease.
EMG/NCS: This test performed by neurologist or rehab doctor can help make sense of your symptoms. Also, please follow up with an orthopedic spine surgeon from in your community. ...Read more
More inormation is: Needed. In such situation, adequate history as to the localization of the symptoms, presence of weakens, duration of symptoms, associated symptoms are critically important. I suggest you see your doc. ...Read more
My fiancé is double my age he has recently had his right arm going numb a lot should I b worried about this?
An intermittently: Numb arm can be a sign of a stroke or heart attack. Have him see a doctor asap or go to the er if it starts happening again. ...Read more
There are moments where my left arm feels like it's going numb yet I have no issues raising it. Is this something that is serious?
Numbness: Left arm numbness has various causes including a pinched nerve in the neck, shoulder, elbow or wrist regions. Circulation problems of the brain, coronary arteries or of an arm artery itself are other causes. If symptoms persist, see your physician for evaluation and appropriate tests and/or referrals to a specialist will be made. ...Read more
My husband woke up this morning with numbness on his right side in his arm land leg. Does he need to go in and get this checked?
Yes: He should go to the er and be evaluated. ...Read more
The nerve supplying that part of the arm is not working right. Could be due to pressure on the nerve, or injury or even more problem related to your body (systemic problem). Probably more info might be useful in finding the cause of it.
I would suggest to see your doctor if the problem persists. ...Read more
See below: What you may be describing is something called a "stinger" which is a stretch injury to the nerves coming out of neck called the brachial plexus. These are often seen in football players who get hit and have their neck jerk to the opposite side. If you are having these symptoms you should really see a doctor asap. ...Read more
Usually not: Waking up with a numb arm can be the result of laying on the arm for a long period of time, causing prolonged compression of a nerve. However, the same symptoms can be due to an underlying condition such as carpal tunnel syndrome or cervical radiculopathy. Occasional symptoms are probably nothing to worry about. However, if you frequently wake with numbness in the hand or arm, see your doctor. ...Read more
Varies: The most common cause would probably be a pinched nerve in your neck. Other potential causes could potentially include thoracic outlet syndrome or one of multiple peripheral nerve entrapment syndromes such as carpal tunnel syndrome. I would not hesitate to be seen and a good exam could go a long way in determining the cause. ...Read more
C5radiculopathu: C45 disc problem and this.Get a more detailed answer ›
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