• question-icon

    What causes left-sided tingling sensation in the arm radiating to the upper chest?

Posted on Tue, 11 Jul 2017 in Brain and Spine
Question: My left arm, since 2014, suddenly one afternoon when I woke up, began tingling. Went to er thinking I was having another stroke. THEY said it was herniated, bulging disks.

TODAY, my left arm, almost always feeling half numb, half-tingling sensations migrating to my left arm pit to left side of upper chest. NOW whenever I lift up from stepping with left foot I feel a circular spot of upper part of lower leg (6 inches beneath knee, on the outer side to the back side of femur). SO WORRIED my foot and leg (left) is gonna start feeling constantly half-numb too.

When I go to bed constantly distracted by the ringing sensation in upper eft arm side of my chest. Sometimes my right foot twitches.

Is artificial disk replacement ivble? I am seriously thinking of killing myself than to live like this.
Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho 41 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Please provide the imaging studies results.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HealthcareMagic.

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

Herniated discs disease at the cervical spine may be one of the conditions that may cause symptoms like yours, and, if confirmed, disc replacement with or without fusion is one of the possible treatment ways.

However, it is necessary to provide imaging studies results in order for me to understand better your diagnosis and possible treatment ways.

Please provide results of cervical spine X-rays, MRI, etc. You can simply upload them to the reports section of this web-page.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
Follow up: Dr. Erion Spaho 4 hours later
I notice, when I become busy throughout the day the numbness becomes more dormant, although never fully GONE. When I come back home and become a couch potato IT XXXX COMES BACK!

When I lie down to sleep IT ANNOYS ME LIKE A GOD DAMNED dripping faucet on my face!
Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho 27 hours later
Brief Answer:
Anxiety may play a role too.

Detailed Answer:
Hello again.

Since your symptoms diminish after you get busy, and became more prominent in rest, anxiety could play a role in this.

However, it is still necessary to provide any imaging tests results in order to understand better your condition.

Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
Answered by
Dr. Erion Spaho

Neurologist, Surgical

Practicing since :2004

Answered : 3852 Questions


The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on

Recent questions on  MRI

doctor1 MD

I took a fall in 08 about 9 ft landed on buttocks, did some damage to my back, since then my autonomic system has been have issues, from forgetting...

doctor1 MD

i have tremors on left sie,shoulder,arm,hand,leg and toes,up all nite.neuroti 100mg. does not help.dr.scheduled an mri and eeg.....he is taking ln...

doctor1 MD

helo, I am having a query regarding the fibroids, 3 months back i had a laproscopic myomectomy and dotors said they have removed all the fibroids....

doctor1 MD

I m 38 years old and since the beginning of last year I ve had episodes of dry heaves. It s not associated with nausea but it seems to start in my...

doctor1 MD

For past 12+ hours, I’ve had left side pain from left pectoral up through left shoulder and down my left arm to my hand. Sharpest pain is in...

doctor1 MD

I had a discectomy and I woke up in excruciating pain. A week later a laminectomy to stop the pain. Epidural injection,Morhine, Dilaudid , nothing...

doctor1 MD

I have been diagnosed with spondylothesis of the L5 and S1 region. I have had an mri and x-rays for my back. I had an epidural injection(2) in Nov...

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

195 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
Questions Answered By Dr. Erion Spaho
  • Q - What causes tingling and pins and needle sensation on the left side of...

  • Q - What causes numbness in feet and ankles?

  • Q - What causes mouth spots and pit in forehead?

  • Q - What causes tingling feeling in shoulder?

  • Q - Suggest treatment for panic attacks, non functional rectum and memory loss

  • Q - What causes numbness in the right side of foot and leg?

  • Q - What causes burning sensation and tingling in hands and feet?

  • Q - What does my CT scan suggest?

  • Q - What causes shortness of breath in a patient with fibromyalgia?

  • Q - What causes severe muscle twitches at night in shoulders and arms?