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What causes numbness in left hand?

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Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2015
Question: For 4 days now my pinky and left side of my left hand has been num, no appararent damage to hand
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (41 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
it can be a nerve compression in neck or wrist

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have studied your case. This can be due to nerve compression in neck.It causes pain in whole arm and hand with tingling and numbness. But before I advise you any more I would like to know little detail of your illness.
1. Are you having any pain also ?
2. Are you a Diabetic or a smoker?
3.Do you drive or work on laptop for long time?
Please senD me answers of these questions. I will try my best to help you.
thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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I'm not having pain, I smoke a little, I use a laptop a lot right hand only, I also have C.O.P.D, Emphysema and have lost 1 Lung
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (3 days later)
Brief Answer:
It can be due to cervical Spondylitis

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for replying.I think that you are most probably having cervical spondylitis. In this there is nerve compression in the spine. This causes tingling and numbness in hand. To confirm this diagnosis I would recommend you to get neck x ray.
1. Avoid working on laptop for long hours.
2. Intermittent cervical traction exercises.
3. Avoid using pillow specially bug one.
4. Smoking also causes neuropathy.
5.Table pregabalin M one daily.
I hope these steps will be helpful for you. Let me know if there is any other followup questions.
thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes numbness in left hand?

Brief Answer: it can be a nerve compression in neck or wrist Detailed Answer: Hello, I have studied your case. This can be due to nerve compression in neck.It causes pain in whole arm and hand with tingling and numbness. But before I advise you any more I would like to know little detail of your illness. 1. Are you having any pain also ? 2. Are you a Diabetic or a smoker? 3.Do you drive or work on laptop for long time? Please senD me answers of these questions. I will try my best to help you. thanks