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I wanna ask about my symptoms, I had left hand numbness and

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Hi I wanna ask about my symptoms, I had left hand numbness and tingling before 2 months and after 2 weeks it disappeared but now since 2 weeks I had numbness in left side of hand and my leg and numbness I felt more in the palm of the hand and I had index finger Finger twitching now it stops all that kind of symptoms and I feel numbness and my left side of my head on the check bone. I wanna know what it can be . I remind that I past thru a depressed season before 3-4 months it can be Nervs damaged or something more serious? Thank you
Submitted: 13 days ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 13 days ago.


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I will respond shortly with an answer or further information request.

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 13 days ago.

What are your age and gender?

What are the investigations/treatments done?

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Male ,I’m 27 years old
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
I dint do no treatments and investigations about that .
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 13 days ago.


Thanks for the further information.

I am writing the answer for you and will get back to you in 3-5 minutes.

Unless you wish to speak in person, you can ignore the request for a phone call automatically generated by the website, not by me.

Thank you.

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 13 days ago.

Your symptoms are suggestive of;

1) Pinched nerves in the neck and back.

2) Neuropathy

3) Anxiety.

4) Any combination above.

Following investigations are advised to ascertain the cause;

1) Electromyography/nerve conduction studies (EMG/NCS)

2) MRI of the spine and brain

3) blood glucose and glycosylated hemoglobin

4) serum B12 level with methylmalonic acid (with or without homocysteine),

5) serum protein electrophoresis

6) Antinuclear antibody

7) Lyme testing

8) Rheumatoid factor

9) Sjogren's syndrome testing (Anti-Ro, Anti-La Antibodies)

The following measures would be helpful, meanwhile;

1) Neck care in the activities of daily living.

a) No working on the computer for more than half an hour in a single stretch. Same for TV/ IPad/ Mobile.

b) Monitors and televisions exactly in front (180 degrees).

c) Contour pillow: Should fill the hollow when lying on the back /straight or sideways. The principal is neck to be in a neutral position and supported. Available over the counter.

2) Soft Cervical Collar or Brace

3) Cervical traction

4) Anti-inflammatory analgesics like Ibuprofen etc.

5) Some physicians do give oral steroids in severe radiculopathy cases, in whom pain/numbness/tingling is quite significant.

6) Physical therapy: gradually increasing exercises from passive stretching to active ROM and against resistance regime.

7) Electrotherapy in the form of TENS, interferential and laser, and ultrasound.

8) Hot fomentation

9) Local analgesic patch/ointment/ spray.

10) Gentle massage.

11) Acupuncture


I hope your symptoms resolve soon.

I would be happy to assist you further if you need more information.
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Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Thank you, ***** ***** it should be something serious? Because I suffer from high blood pressure too I’m taking medication. Thank you
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 13 days ago.

Very welcome.

It does not point to any serious medical issue/stroke.

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Yeah because I’m having for long time it goes and comes , I think is nerve irritation I don’t know. Because with finger twitching to .
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 13 days ago.

Neck issues/pinched nerves can cause finger twitching.

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Yeah thank you so much.
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
it can cause numbness of the palm too ?
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 13 days ago.


You are very welcome.

It can cause numbness in the palm too.

Wishing you a speedy resolution and all the very best in life.

It was a pleasure to assist you.

Thank you.

Stay blessed.

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Thank you. Have a good day
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 13 days ago.

My pleasure.

You too.