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What is the difference between being numb and getting that "pins and needles" feeling?
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Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: There is a difference
True numbness is the absence of any sensation.
Tingling is usually based on some type of irritation of the nerve root. However the nerve is still functioning and has sensation.

In brief: There is a difference
True numbness is the absence of any sensation.
Tingling is usually based on some type of irritation of the nerve root. However the nerve is still functioning and has sensation.
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
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