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Numbness in left arm and pinched nerve

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hello my problem is today i'm having a nuness in my left arm especially at night when trying to sleep and during the day time just nuness comes all of a sudently i have a pinch nerve in lower back can you give me any answers to this thank you gloria

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replied February 12th, 2010
Muscular and Nerve Disorders Answer A9983
Thank you for your question on

Numbness of a limb ( either arm or leg) can happen when slept on side due to compression of sensory nerve supplying the leg or arm. This is especially common in people with back problems due to vertebral column misalignment, disc changes.

So, naturally the underlying problem needs to be attended. There are no quick fix remedies for this, but it is helpful to give soft support(like pillows) to the back when sleeping.

An opinion from orthopaedician and physiotherapist is very helpful in this regard. Thank you.

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