Numbness

Loss of sensation in any part of the body is called numbness. It is usually caused by damage, irritation, or compression of one or more nerves that supply the numb area. The conditions that cause numbness are neuralgia, radiculopathy, peripheral neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, spinal cord injury, stroke, and fracture.

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Why is my thumb numb after cervical surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I had an MRI last year, which indicated a herniated disc and stenosis at C6-C7 left. So, I had cervical surgery ACDF. Still, l had pain for a couple of months and the MRI showed to my dismay that I still had stenosis with displacement of the C7 nerve root. Also, it showed that C5-C6 protr...  Read Full »


Dr. Tony Magana

Neuro Surgeon, Spine Health Specialist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sometimes it can take time for radiculopathy to improve even up to a year. If your neurological function is getting worse then a repeat MRI would be advisable. If the symptoms are the same and your neurological examination is not worse then you can wait before repeating a...  Read Full »

I have burning sensations in the body with numbness and shortness of breath. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having burning sensations in my chest, arms, and back, numbness in both sides of face, and shortness of breath. I have also been having weakness of the legs. I went to the ER on sunday and they did not know what is going on.  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would explain that your symptoms are suggestive of possible anxiety. From the other hand vyvanse can lead to such symptoms as a common adverse effect. Coming to this point I would recommend taking Alprazolam at a low dose for anxiety. ...  Read Full »

Though my brother's aggression reduced after medication, he is still confused. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, This is about my brother. Earlier he used to get very angry over small matters. He was not able to concentrate on anything and was not able to sleep. He was confused and used to think that everybody was watching him. He used to harm the family members sometimes. He started his medication...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. First of all, I would like to inform you that three months are generally enough for the antidepressants to show effects. Secondly, 60 mg of Fluoxetine is generally a sufficient dose for antidepressant purposes. Consi...  Read Full »

Will inhaling paint spray fumes cause multiple sclerosis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. I never traveled to a foreign country. I have been unprotected from paint chemicals for over a year. I use a mask that was not NIOSH approved. The spray that I have been using is 341g. A test shows that 36 pounds of chemicals have been in...  Read Full »


Dr. Md Faiz Akram

Pharmacologist, Toxicologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease in which an abnormal response of body’s immune system is directed against the nervous system (brain, spinal cord and optic nerves). The immune system of the body mistakenly attacks the myelin sheath the protectiv...  Read Full »

I feel tingling and numbness with on and off burning. Should I worry about MS?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism five years ago and currently taking 100 mg of Synthroid. My most recent lab work showed that I am now at hyperthyroid levels. In the past, I tried reduced levels of Synthroid but felt terrible. I was diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy about 15 ye...  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are two issues involved, thyroid problem and the other one is if you ​have MS. About thyroid, you are taking 100 mcg (not 100mg) Synthroid since long. My suggestion is to look for thyroid levels and consider tapering slowly over six months. You can discuss with...  Read Full »

I have numbness in hands. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been experiencing some very unusual problems at the moment and I am getting a bit concerned about them. I have not gone to my doctor about it yet. It is hard to explain but I will try. It is as if the connections between my hands and my brain become muddled and I have trouble tell...  Read Full »


Dr. Devavrat Harihar Nene

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The sensation in your hand can be because of: 1. Compression of the nerve at elbow while typing (but it is unlikely to spread to your legs). 2. Stress/anxiety can cause such symptoms. Tinnitus at night when it is very quiet outside is common and normal phenomenon...  Read Full »

Is treatment necessary for Lyme disease?

Query: Hi doctor, One laboratory report says that I am positive for Lyme disease and another lab report says it is negative. Both used serum and western blot. I was in tick borne Lyme areas overseas but do not recall a bite specifically. I have positive ANA test (speckled pattern 1:80), anti ds-DNA 8 iU/...  Read Full »


Dr. Durgesh Srivastava

Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your ANA (antinuclear antibody) report is not much significant. Lyme disease test IgG positivity reflects its chronic presence. Many of your neurological symptoms could be attributed to it. However, few symptoms need further evaluation by a rheumatologist, because the p...  Read Full »

Will panic attack leads to numbness in the body?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old male. For the past two months, I am having episodes of undermentioned symptoms: My arms start getting numb, then this numbness spreads to the scalp, face, then chest, abdomen and so on to legs and feet. I have had such episodes for 25-30 minutes about seven to eigh...  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Arora

Cardiologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms seem to be more psychological related as these kinds of episode of widespread numbness not seems to be associated with any other medical condition. Moreover, all your medical reports are normal nor did you suffer from any kind of medical problem. So...  Read Full »

Is it possible to have a herniated disc causing slight numbness for years without any pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a question about a herniated disc in my back (L5 - S1) MRI confirmed about a year ago. I went to physical therapy, the pain resolved, and I continue to do the exercises for 10 minutes every other day. No more pain though. The thing is even before the pain (years before) and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sivakumar Sengottuvelu

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Varicolectomy on the left side might have damaged some nerve twigs which may be the reason for this kind of diminished sensation over left scrotum and penis. This will not cause any problem and you need not worry about it.The herniated disc is of small magnitude whi...  Read Full »

Why is my sister having pain in head?

Query: Hello doctor, Kindly go through the MRI report of my sister. She is experiencing pain in head. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

General Practitioner, Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Spine Health Specialist, Spine Surgeon, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The MRI scan report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) is of the cervical spine. She has a disc bulge in the cervical spine due to which there will be pain in the neck and the upper limbs. Pain in the upper limbs may or may not be associated with tingli...  Read Full »

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