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Why do some people get pins and needles?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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In brief: Nerve compression
This is usually due to a disturbance of a nerve by compression from an external force or some internal dysfunction like a disc protrusion or swelling along the path of the nerve.
Other causes include diabetes, and chemotherapy. Most can be stopped with massage or readjustment of the position of the involved limb. If persistent see your family doctor for analysis and treatment.

In brief: Nerve compression
This is usually due to a disturbance of a nerve by compression from an external force or some internal dysfunction like a disc protrusion or swelling along the path of the nerve.
Other causes include diabetes, and chemotherapy. Most can be stopped with massage or readjustment of the position of the involved limb. If persistent see your family doctor for analysis and treatment.
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