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Numbness can be caused by a variety of things. How would know which?
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Dr. Randolph Evans
Neurology
In brief: It depends
We diagnose numbness depending upon what part of the body is numb-may be due to a disorder of the brain, spinal cord, nerve root, or peripheral nerve.
Each part of the nervous system may cause a characteristic pattern of numbness. For example, a stroke on the right side of the brain could cause the left side of the body to be numb. Carpal tunnel syndrome numbness of the thumb, index, middle finger.

In brief: It depends
We diagnose numbness depending upon what part of the body is numb-may be due to a disorder of the brain, spinal cord, nerve root, or peripheral nerve.
Each part of the nervous system may cause a characteristic pattern of numbness. For example, a stroke on the right side of the brain could cause the left side of the body to be numb. Carpal tunnel syndrome numbness of the thumb, index, middle finger.
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