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My right arm sometimes 'goes to sleep' while I sleep. It looses

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My right arm sometimes 'goes to sleep' while I sleep. It looses feeling and is paralysed. It is often in a funny position above/behind my head. It recovers very quickly after I have lifted it back into a natural position. It is as though I have cut off the blood supply. Is this something I need to get checked out? I am a 68 year old male with Fibromyalgia for the past 20 years.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist.
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Right arm going to sleep means you are pressing on the nerve supplying the right arm.
Problem likely lies in your cervical spine or in your shoulder.
This can be clinically evaluated.
MRI scan of cervical spine and shoulder should be considered.
Physiotherapy of the spine and shoulder will help immensely.
Please see your doctor soon.
Best wishes,
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