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Arm Numbness (Definition)

Less sensitivity to pin or light touch in the arm. May correspond to anatomical distribution such as ulnar or median nerve, or perhaps cervical anatomical correlates. May be localized using standard ...Read more


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What type of doctor should I visit for arm numbness most likely the result of repetitive motion at work?

What type of doctor should I visit for arm numbness most likely the result of repetitive motion at work?

Your PCP: While i can't be certain, the most likely cause of numbness in your situation is that one of the nerves in your wrist, arm or neck is being irritated or pinched. This is something that your primary care provider, or pcp, can help sort out and possibly treat effectively, and refer if needed. Pcp's usually include family practice or internal medicine doctors, and nurse practioners. ...Read more

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What type of doctor should I visit for hand and arm numbness that is the result of repetitive motion at work?

What type of doctor should I visit for hand and arm numbness that is the result of repetitive motion at work?

PCP or ortho: You can see either your primary care physician, or an orthopedic surgeon. Splinting, anti-inflammatories and/or physical therapy may allow you to avoid surgery. Good luck! ...Read more

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What do doctors suspect will cause pain in right shoulder with arm numbness and tingling?

What do doctors suspect will cause pain in right shoulder with arm numbness and tingling?

Numb: We worry about "thoracic outlet syndrome" but the person to best help is an orthopedic doctor. You might need an EMG by a neurologist as well. Start with the orthopedic doctor first. If you are displease with their plans, seek a neurologist. ...Read more

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My doc told me muscle spasm/ tension caused arm numbness/pins and needle~ How long does it last?im on Valium currently

My doc told me muscle spasm/ tension caused arm numbness/pins and needle~ How long does it last?im on Valium currently

With limited history: if cervical spasm from DJD with spinal stenosis treatment will help only control symptoms. Sometimes surgical intervention may be indicated if symptoms worsen ...Read more

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Chest pain, arm numbness, doctor did a physical and took BP and pulse. He said it's most likely a nerve pinch because my heart sounds well...

Chest pain, arm numbness, doctor did a physical and took BP and pulse. He said it's most likely a nerve pinch because my heart sounds well...

? other tests ?: At 18 you are at low risk for a heart problem but I have seen pericarditis in younger kids with similar symptoms.An ekg and/or cardiac enzymes would rule out most issues that combine arm numbness with chest pain. Without the arm numbness i would consider heartburn/reflux more likely. However having a more extensive history with timing/duration/activities & exam would allow a more thorough answer. ...Read more

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Went to my doctor today. He said a muscle strain in my upper back is causing arm numbness. Is this possible? Not sure if I'm buying it...

Went to my doctor today. He said a muscle strain in my upper back is causing arm numbness. Is this possible? Not sure if I'm buying it...

Arm numbness: Arm numbness comes from impingement of a nerve root in the cervical spine or a pinched nerve in the arm itself. Often people will have referred pain/numbness in the upper back too. Massage, physical therapy, and ice may be beneficial. If the numbness persists then an MRI of the cervical spine and a nerve test can help find the source of the numbness. ...Read more

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36 M no smoke no fam his normal chol echo stress jan 2015 good. Single point pain in left chest, left arm numb. Doc says fine, but I am scared. Help!!

36 M no smoke no fam his normal chol echo stress jan 2015 good. Single point pain in left chest, left arm numb. Doc says fine, but I am scared. Help!!

Non-cardiac: 34y male concerned re: left arm paresthesias & left chest wall tenderness. These symptoms suggest, within his age group, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome & costo-chondritis. Indeed, 'this prudent to obtain a Cardiologist's work-up to allay anxiety about coronary artery disease & heart attacks. If nothing found, concern arises for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. See an Osteopath for expert hands-on diagnosis. ...Read more

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34 M cleared by doc of cardiac issues , via echo stress a year ago. Left arm numb, jaw discomfort for last four months? Anxiety or something else?

34 M cleared by doc of cardiac issues , via echo stress a year ago. Left arm numb, jaw discomfort for last four months? Anxiety or something else?

TMD ? TOS ? : Mid 30's male with chronic arm paresthesias & "jaw discomfort". These symptoms suggest chronic musculoskeletal disorders and associated soft tissue spasms. Temporomandibular Disorder & Thoracic Outlet Syndrome arise from same dynamic of chronic muscle spasm, ligament injury, and neural tract impingements. See comments below: ...Read more

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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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