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My husbands right arm goes numb and also tingles alot! what can it be?

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Dr. Louise Andrew
Emergency Medicine

In brief: He needs a doctor

This could be several things but no one can diagnose without examining him. Some of the possibilities are quite serious (like threatened stroke or heart attack) and some of them not so.
Don't mess around with this.

In brief: He needs a doctor

This could be several things but no one can diagnose without examining him. Some of the possibilities are quite serious (like threatened stroke or heart attack) and some of them not so.
Don't mess around with this.
Dr. Louise Andrew
Dr. Louise Andrew
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Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine

In brief: Numbness

Numbness of the arm can range from nerve impingement from an injury, to a stroke, to a chronic neck and upper back arthritis or injury.
Part of the evaluation should include a full neurologic evaluation and possibly radiology of the neck and shoulder. Treatment options include anti- inflammatories, physical and massage therapy, and sometimes muscle relaxants.

In brief: Numbness

Numbness of the arm can range from nerve impingement from an injury, to a stroke, to a chronic neck and upper back arthritis or injury.
Part of the evaluation should include a full neurologic evaluation and possibly radiology of the neck and shoulder. Treatment options include anti- inflammatories, physical and massage therapy, and sometimes muscle relaxants.
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
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Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine

In brief: Paraesthesia

Numb, tingling sensations in an extremity are called paraesthesias.
They are usually the result of compression on a peripheral nerve, either as it exits the spine or somewhere along the course of the nerve. He should be seen by a physician and may need further diagnostic studies, such as MRI of the spine or nerve conduction velocity studies.

In brief: Paraesthesia

Numb, tingling sensations in an extremity are called paraesthesias.
They are usually the result of compression on a peripheral nerve, either as it exits the spine or somewhere along the course of the nerve. He should be seen by a physician and may need further diagnostic studies, such as MRI of the spine or nerve conduction velocity studies.
Dr. Steven Bowers
Dr. Steven Bowers
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