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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Can I dance with a bulging disc?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 38 years old, and I made a bad dance move with my back, and that resulted in a few slipped discs. The tingling, numbness (whole body but mostly left side) went away after about 5-6 days. The weakness in the arms (when raising the elbows, usually when I sit or lie down) went away a ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sivasankar Reddy

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Because of abnormal posture, this can happen. That weakness and tingling are primarily transient, and no need to worry. If you do an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) for the normal individual, also there will be a minimal disc problem. You can prevent this by avoidin...  Read Full »

Why do I feel dizzy and numb after getting up from sleep for two days?

Query: Hi doctor, I have dizziness or numbness over head for the past two days. I have them when I get up from sleeping. I also get them when I sit for long time. I am working from home for few days. I have done some blood tests. All the reports are fine except for some findings. I have a lymphocyte level...  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you are working from home, you might be using a laptop or computer excessively for a long time. In my opinion, symptoms like dizziness and numbness over head are related to the same. Sometimes, neck muscles get spasms and there is decreased blood flow to the neck cau...  Read Full »

Why do I have numbness in my fingertips?

Query: Hi doctor, My thumb, index and ring fingers are all super numb at the fingertips. This numbness has lasted for five days, and now I am getting horrible sharp pains in my index finger. Previously, I have carpal tunnel syndrome.  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned numbness in your hand finger tips, and the area mentioned appears to be that of median nerve region. Now, if this pain and numbness are severe and persistent, then the advice to you is to get nerve conduction study done and look for severity of compr...  Read Full »

What causes pain and grip issues in the right hands and legs?

Query: Hello doctor, I have SLE with peripheral neuropathy. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Abhaya Kant Tewari

Neurologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. I have seen the uploaded MRI (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) and the notes of the doctor who is treating. 2. SLE is a multisystem disease meaning that it can affect various bodily systems like joints, skin, central nervous system, and perip...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a Siddha or Ayurveda medicine to relax my abdominal muscles.

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis before five years. Now, I am taking an injection of Glataxone to manage my problem. I do not have any inflammation in my spine. I have severe dorsal spine muscle spasms or tightness in my right abdomen for more than six months...  Read Full »


Dr. Arul Amuthan

Ayurveda Specialist, Naturopathy Specialist, Pharmacologist, Siddha Medicine Specialist, Toxicologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Multiple sclerosis usually shows slow improvement. We can stop the disease progression by taking Siddha or Ayurveda drugs. You have muscle spasms in the abdomen due to lower motor neuron issues. It means that brain signals are not reaching muscle tissue. In Siddha, ...  Read Full »

I have tingling and numbness in legs after getting neck pain. Is it normal to have it?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 39-year-old male without any systemic illness. Previously, I got neck pain in the gym. My neck became stiff with pain. It was accompanied by mild dizziness and it went away after five to ten minutes. After that, I consulted a physician and I was diagnosed with a pinched nerve in the...  Read Full »


Dr. Gursimran

Neurologist

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have gone through your query. A pinched nerve is different from a pinched spinal cord. Compression of the spinal cord can be suspected clinically and it is confirmed by doing MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of the cervical spine. It is unlikely to have tingling in both l...  Read Full »

Can TIA happen at young age?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old female. About four months ago, something that I suspect to be a ministroke happened to me. All of a sudden, I started losing vision on my left side in both eyes, but it came back within minutes. About half an hour after that, I noticed that my left hand went complet...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your question carefully and explain that your symptoms are very suggestive of TIA (transient ischemic attacks), although this is an exceptional diagnosis at your age. We should also consider migraine aura, focal epilepsy, and panic attacks when discussing the p...  Read Full »

My husband gets sharp pain with numbness in forehead after travel. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband got a sharp pain in his head during the descent of flight. Before ten days, he took his last flight and got excruciating pain. He had lingering numbness in his forehead for ten days. His MRI report showed frontal sinusitis. Please suggest a treatment to get relief from numbnes...  Read Full »


Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

ENT Otolaryngologist, Audiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The pain can occur due to eustachian tube blockage. It can also occur due to nasal congestion caused by sinusitis. The patient can be given nasal and oral decongestants. Steam inhalation and chewing gum can help to provide relief against increased middle ear pressure. K...  Read Full »

What helps numbness in the entire body?

Query: Hello doctor, A few weeks ago, I had frequent urination, once in 10 minutes for 48 hours. I do not have any pain, but just a big urge to urinate. After seeing a urologist and doing blood and urine work, he concluded everything is normal. For the last six days, my complete body from head to toe is n...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I passed through your question carefully and recommended performing further tests to investigate possible causes underlying your complaints. 1. Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D plasma levels for possible deficiency. 2. Antibodies for Lyme disease. 3. Vitamin E pla...  Read Full »

What could cause tightness and numbness in the temple region?

Query: Hello doctor, For about a week without any history, I have tightness and numbness in my left temple, and sometimes it reaches the left cheekbone. I went to the dentist and ENT. They did not find anything. What can it be? I usually sleep on the left side. I feel the pressure and no pain. Can it be s...  Read Full »


Dr. Gursimran

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, it does not seem to be bad. I want to enquire a little bit more about the tightness symptoms. Is it always present? Or is it throbbing? Is the tightness more in the daytime or the night time? One-sided symptoms in the head, especially in the temple in...  Read Full »

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