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What causes intermittent numbness and tingling sensation in the fingers?

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Dr. Praveen Tayal

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Posted on Fri, 11 May 2018 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: I get intermittent numbness and tingling in my thumb and first two fingers of my right hand. Occurs whiule driving, sometimes during sleeping,and sometimes when I'm using my computer.
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 36 minutes later
Brief Answer:
can be mild nerve root compression.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for posting your query.
Tingling numbness or loss of sensation of a limb can either be due to vascular or neuropathic problem.There is possibility is of a spinal cause . Any spinal cause in the cervical spine may be associated with tingling in the fingers. So to rule out this possibility you need a MRI whole spine done after consulting a neurologist.
You should eat a healthy diet consisting more of meat and non veg products which are sources of vitamin B 12. If you are a vegetarian then you can take vitamin B 12 supplements after consulting your physician.
I hope this answers your query.
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Wishing you good health.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
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