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numbness

 [num´nes]
a lack or diminution of sensation in a part.

numb·ness

(nŭm'nes),
Imprecise term for abnormal sensation, including absent or reduced sensory perception as well as paresthesias.

numbness

/numb·ness/ (num´nes) anesthesia (1).

numbness

[num′nəs]
Etymology: ME, nomen, loss of feeling
a partial or total lack of sensation in a body part resulting from any factor that interrupts the transmission of impulses from the sensory nerve fibers. Numbness is often accompanied by tingling.

numb·ness

(nŭm'nĕs)
Imprecise term for abnormal sensation, including absent or reduced sensory perception as well as paresthesias.

Numbness

Loss of feeling or sensation.
Mentioned in: Topical Anesthesia

numb·ness

(nŭm'nĕs)
Imprecise term for abnormal sensation, including absent or reduced sensory perception as well as paresthesias.

Patient discussion about numbness

Q. have had numbness on right thigh so weird comcerned what it might be

A. Concerning what could it be may be quite frightening… It all depends on your age, other conditions, life style and medical history.

Numbness may be due to damage to nerves: either nerve root in the spinal column or to the more peripheral nerves (e.g. pressure on nerves or damage to them during operation).

It may also result from diseases to the skin or systemic diseases, although then usually other signs and symptoms will suggest the cause.

You may read more here (www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003206.htm) and if you have any concerns you may want to consult a doctor.

Take care,

Q. How can I get my doctor to believe me about my back and neck pain and the numbness in my hand? My doctor referred me to a pain clinic and I waited 2 months for the appointment. So i went to the appointment and the doctor was very short with me and asked me why I was there even though I had just given my complete history to his nurse 5 minutes earlier. i said I wanted to know what was wrong with my back and if it could be fixed. He said we don't do that here and looked at a cat scan of my neck from a year and a half prior and an x ray of my back from 4 months prior. He said there is nothing wrong with me and told me to have a nice day. i asked if he could at least send me for an MRI and he gave me a prescription for one and said his nurse would make the appointment for me. I'm still waiting for the appointment. The other thing is is that I am on medicaid and filed for disability because I can not work. I just can't find a doctor to help me. I'm very frustrated.

A. Since you were hurt in an accident and it could well be the source of your pain and numbness. The initial x-ray right after the accident may appear to be normal but joints that were impacted during the accident could start to shift overtime. You need to talk to your family doctor or see an chiropractor who can send you for a x-ray or MRI. I was in a minor car accident over 10 years ago and the pain and numbness only showed after around 7 years after the accident. I went to the hospital for checkup and x-ray at the time of the accident and everything was normal but then things got worse over time and 7 years later the x-ray showed that a piece of my neck-bone was out of place which pinched on a nerve and caused the numbness on my arms and sometimes I couldn't even use a computer mouse or raise my arm high. Chiropractor couldn't help me, he could only relief the pressure that built up on my neck for a few hours but it returned. I went to see a Chinese doctor, and all he did was phy

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