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Hi I have had a stinging sensation almost like a million needles

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Hi I have had a stinging sensation almost like a million needles are being pressed into my right arm from my wrist up to my shoulder I can not sleep at first it only happened at night but now it is also happening during the day the only relief if get is to scratch at it and on some occassions I have tore my skin this is also radom as in it does not happen to me everyday what could it be ?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 3 years ago.

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Hi Dr. Basu thank you for your reply can you advise as to what you think it could be

Dr Basu :

do you have any other medical condition?

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These symptoms are due to the nerve related.

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If there is compression of the nerve supplying the right arm and forearm, then you will experience these symptoms.

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Usually the compression occurs at the cervical spine level.

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Sleeping posture can worsen this commonly.

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Usually arthritis of the spine, or muscle spasm around the spine can cause irritation of the nerve.

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This can be addressed successfully by physical therapy.

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Physical therapy improves the spine movement and also releases pressure on the nerve.

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Also vitamin B12 supplement 1000 mcg daily, vitamin B6 50 mg daily may help.

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Diabetes and thyroid conditions also should be considered as they can affect the nerves.

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But given the onset of symptoms during sleeping position suggests the nerve compression as the likely cause.

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Best wishes,

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 3 years ago.
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