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    What causes left-sided pins and needles and numbness in the arm, leg, face and lips?

Posted on Wed, 15 May 2019 in Brain and Spine
Question: 80 years old with a history of cervical stenosis surgically corrected 10 years ago. recently experiencing pins and needles, some numbness on left side arm, leg and includes left lower side of my face, and lips. It is not constant and is aggravated when I cough or blow my nose. I am a pulmonary fibrosis patient and am on oxygen, 3/4 liters.

Answered by Dr. Gopal Goel 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
The current problem does not appear to be related to the cervical spine.

Detailed Answer:


In my opinion, the sensations you are currently having are not because of your cervical problems since cervical problems do not cause facial tingling.

In my opinion, you have some lesion in the brain or deficiency of vitamin B12. So I suggest MRI Brain and blood test for Vitamin B12. Further treatment would depend on the reports. In the meantime, you can start a combination of pregabalin and methylcobalamin.

Hope I have answered your query.

Dr. Gopal Goel, Orthopaedic Surgeon
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