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Hit on the head, had immediate numbness in arm that has been consistent since. Normal?

I hit my head while surfing yesterday afternoon, I slipped as I was getting up and dove head first into my board. Immediately after I hit my head my left arm went numb and was no longer able to feel it for about 10-15 min. My head feels ok today but I still have a slight numbness in my arm. I almost got all the feeling back except for in my thumb this normal...???
Asked On : Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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Emergency Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Looks like you could have had a concussion on your head and spine due to the hit on your head.
Sometimes because of the impact to the head there force dissipates to the spine also and can lead to a minor concussion to the spinal cord.
The sensation that you are experiencing could be because of this. This sensation will pass off after sometime, but in case it doesn't then you should get an x ray of your cervical spine and consult an orthopedic.
Answered: Tue, 2 Jul 2013
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Diabetologist Dr. Vaishali Krishna's  Response
It may hurts the nerve cause peripheral nerves likeC12 the cervical nerves running course is through arm .not worry consult with any good orthopaedic you will be alright .wishing good health in future
Answered: Tue, 2 Jul 2013
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