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What Kind Of Doctor Do I See For Arm Numbness
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What type of doctor should I visit for hand and arm numbness that is the result of repetitive motion at work?
My doc told me muscle spasm/ tension caused arm numbness/pins and needle~ How long does it last?im on Valium currently
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
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
Right arm numbness and left side of face numb. Cat scan was clear, blood tests were good. Doc is starting me on B12 injections. Can it be MS or other?
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
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
Left arm numb, feel like passing out, hot flashes. EVERY thing with cardiologist is good. Do have anxiety. Gi doc said I have gerd inflam chest wall.
See a good Internist: Paxil (paroxetine) has many side effects. An ECG will not determine what is causing left arm numbness or your other complaints. You need a full Physical exam and may require an xray or CT of your chest as well as blood work. Perhaps another choice for Paxil (paroxetine), Internist is the best choice. ...Read more
Rule out heart first: Number one cause in seriousness is heart disease / attack. If you haven't checked this out, do so right away. Other causes include pinched nerve in neck, shoulder injury, overuse syndrome of left arm, thoracic outlet syndrome, blockage of axillary artery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: I don't think that anxiety would single out the left arm like that. If you get true intermittent numbness and heaviness and/or weakness of the left arm, i recommend en evaluation by a neurologist to check for problems with nerve impingement, circulatory problem, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Brief left side of face numbness and lower left arm numbness that went away after a few seconds. What's wrong?
Parasthesias: These symptoms are called parasthesias and could be a result of a number of different issues including anxiety or panic attacks, malnutrition, vitamin deficiencies, neuropathies or nerve disorders, vascular problems, inflammatory or infectious diseases. This is only a short list, there are many causes of numbness and more history and an exam would need to be done to confirm a diagnosis or cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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