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Large herniation at c7. Pain is not severe, but arm is numb and weak. 2 months of conservative treatment hasn't worked. When do I consider surgery?

Large herniation at c7. Pain is not severe, but arm is numb and weak.  2 months of conservative treatment hasn't worked. When do I consider surgery?

Herniated disc: Numbness and weakness require you to have neurosurgical consult. Now a days there are minimal invasive procedures to correct herniated disc. Emg report is important. Remember arm is important for activities of daily living and earning livelihood. Thanks. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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


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What causes numbness/tingling/pain in arms/hands? Worse in am. Can last all day. Sometimes one sometimes both. Can't lift rt arm to side wo sev pain.

What causes numbness/tingling/pain in arms/hands? Worse in am. Can last all day. Sometimes one sometimes both. Can't lift rt arm to side wo sev pain.

Nerve problems: You could possess peripheral nerve compression, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, but might have more proximal issue at elbow, shoulder or neck. You describe issues on lifting right arm, which raises question of pathology within shoulder area. See your doctor, a few tests should confirm location and etiology. Most of the above possibilities are easy to address. ...Read more

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My arms are so tingling and numb will ativan (lorazepam) help?

My arms are so tingling and numb will ativan (lorazepam) help?

Medication Effects: I understand your discomfort. Lansoprazole, Omeprazole and Ranitidine are used to decrease acidity in the stomach. Increased acidity can be due to stresses of relationships, separations, work and finances. Both Lansoprazole and Omeprazole can cause anxiety. Omeprazole can cause numbness See a Gastroenterologist for diagnosis, treatment. See a Psychiatrist for Therapy Medication, and Relaxation. ...Read more

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I have been feeling strong pain and tingling and almost like numbness in both of my arms when I raise either one past my heart, what could that be?

I have been feeling strong pain and tingling and almost like numbness in both of my arms when I raise either one past my heart, what could that be?

Several Things: Laura, several things come to mind, mostly related to blood flow issues or nerve being pinched somewhere. Best to see your healthcare provider for proper evaluation. Things to think about are thoracic outlet syndrome, cervical nerve root being pinched in your neck, brachial plexopathy to name a few. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I keep having numbness and tingling in my arms and legs. I've been tested for m.S. And it came back negative. Any other thoughts?

I keep having numbness and tingling in my arms and legs. I've been tested for m.S. And it came back negative. Any other thoughts?

Numbness: Are you anxious are feeling a lot of stress. The most common cause of numbness of hands and feet is anxiety with or without hyperventilation. Hyperventilation, repeated deep breaths, can occur in some people who just sigh a lot. If the numbness or tingling is constant and progressive, you need to see a doctor to evaluate for spinal cord or peripheral nerve problems (rare). ...Read more

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Often my arms/hands are tingling or numb when I wake up throughout the night. I don't think it's always from laying on them. What else could cause it?

Often my arms/hands are tingling or numb when I wake up throughout the night. I don't think it's always from laying on them. What else could cause it?

IMPRESSION: Most likely you possess nerve compression at both wrists, and not uncommon to be awakened at night due to wrist flexion. See your doctor, and get an EMG test, which will help localize and assist in therapeutic interventions. If "carpal tunnel syndrome", excellent chance of complete reversal. ...Read more

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I am undergoing treatment for stroke. My arm is still numb ?

I am undergoing treatment for stroke. My arm is still numb ?

Usual approach: Find a combination of physical and occupational therapies are very helpful indeed. Although stroke likely cause of arm numbness, not unique to get superimposed peripheral nerve pinching, and might consider EMG test. ...Read more

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What causes numbness and tingling on both arms?

What causes numbness and tingling on both arms?

Multiple locations : Including both sides of brain, brian stem , cervical spinal cord and / or peripheral nerve could be the sites of problem and different pathological process could do it. Only a neurologist after a complete neurological examination and appropriate test could give you the answer. ...Read more