Pins-and-needles sensation | definition of pins-and-needles sensation by Medical dictionary
pins-and-needles sensation PARAESTHESIA. This is usually due to a temporary interference with the normal conduction of nerve impulses along a sensory nerve, often from sustained pressure on the nerve. It may also be caused by any NEUROPATHY.
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If it's medical he may have damaged nerves which are causing a pins-and-needles sensation
She was 34 when the odd pins-and-needles sensation
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