Questions tagged [numbness]

Questions relating to a decrease or loss of sensation or feeling. It can be a physical or an emotional symptom.

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Could being rear-ended result in numbness and tingling in my leg nearly two years later?

About a year and a half ago, I was rear-ended pretty hard. The car was totaled, and I sustained minor injuries on the left side of my body where the impact threw me against the driver's-side door. I ...
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Prevention of numb limbs caused by sleep posture

About a month ago I woke up to my right arm completely numb forearm onwards. It was completely dead and I could swing it around. It took a few minutes for it to come back alive and I didn't care about ...
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Possible side effects of TENS [closed]

I would appreciate your time, and opinion if you are knowledgeable on the workings of a TENS machine. Two years ago, I engaged in a practice called erotic electro stimulation where men/and women use ...
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How does hyperventilation cause paresthesia and tetany?

As per this previous answer to "Why do I feel small stings all over my body in stress?", hyperventilation is known to cause tingling, numbness, or muscle spasms in your hands, feet, and ...
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My leg sometimes feels non-existent after I wake up

I do not have any serious medical condition that I know of. Sometimes when I wake up, my left leg feels as if it doesn't exist, or is made out of jelly, when I wake up. It has resulted in some pretty ...
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Is leg “falling asleep” (e.g. during meditation) dangerous?

During meditation sits of 30 to 60 minutes, it is common for one or other leg to "fall asleep" after maybe 15 to 20 minutes. Is a leg being "asleep" for between 10 and 45 minutes dangerous? Is it ...
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Intense heat, muscle spasms during and numbness after back stretch

I'm 30 years old and have spent 10 - 14 hours a day seated for several years now, and recently have started suffering from lower back pain and stiffness. I decided to start stretching, and what I do ...
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Is there a standard between dermatologists not to inject numbing agents before laser treatments?

physicians often apply topical numbing agents (local anesthetics) such as Lidocaine+Prilocaine or Benzocaine+Lidocaine+Tetracaine (BLT) as a cream/ointment about 30 minutes before laser treatments. I ...
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What is the recovery trajectory for numbness preceding shingles?

When a mild, small shingles outbreak (8-10 square inches) is preceded by a few days of numbness that covers the affected area, what are the expectations for normal feeling to return after the shingles ...