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replied November 13th, 2008
Muscular and Nerve Disorders Answer A4872
You wrote:”Current medical status: i am loosing feeling in my hands and arm, i have been wearing different braces to see if te would fix the problem but it hasnt and i have pretty much lost feeling in my finger tips all together”



Given the data you provided, it is very hard to say what might be the reason for your condition. If you are experiencing tingling sensations it's possible that spondylosis might be developing and in its early stages. However, it is more likely that a damaged nerve exists and is the cause of the discomfort. Usually, the symptoms of a damaged nerve appear in the following order: tingling sensations, increased loss of sensibility, spasms, and weakness. A damaged nerve can end in paralysis. The symptoms do not always follow this order, but usually the more sensitive symptoms come first and the motor (muscular) symptoms follow afterwards.

Many diseases might cause nerve damage. You can visit a neurologist for further diagnostic procedures, information and treatment options.


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