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What causes tingling and numbness in arms and shoulder after waking up?

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Posted on Thu, 31 Jul 2014
Question: Hi
I woke up from a nap (lying on back) with a numb arm and now I have a tinghling sensation in my shoulder and going down to the wrist
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Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
compression of nerve root there can be numbness.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

I have studied your case.
Due to compression of nerve root there can be numbness in wrist and shoulder.
I will advise you to MRI cervical spine for better diagnosis.

For these symptoms analgesic and neurotropic medication like pregabalin can be started consulting your doctor.
Till time, avoid lifting weights, Sit with support to back. You can consult physiotherapist for help.
Physiotherapy like ultrasound and interferential therapy will give quick relief.
I will advise to check your vit B12 and vit D3 level.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

Take care.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi (19 hours later)
Thank you for the support. Would you adivse which would be 'acceptable' B12 and D3 levels and which foods are good supplies of these?

thanks again! XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi (34 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Explained below

Detailed Answer:
Hello again

Acceptable level
B12 should be above 220 ng.
Vit D should be above 20 ug. levels may change according to lab.

Good source of Vit B12 is non veg food.
Vit D is synthesized by sunlight and good amount is present in green vegetable and milk products.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes tingling and numbness in arms and shoulder after waking up?

Brief Answer: compression of nerve root there can be numbness. Detailed Answer: Hello, I have studied your case. Due to compression of nerve root there can be numbness in wrist and shoulder. I will advise you to MRI cervical spine for better diagnosis. For these symptoms analgesic and neurotropic medication like pregabalin can be started consulting your doctor. Till time, avoid lifting weights, Sit with support to back. You can consult physiotherapist for help. Physiotherapy like ultrasound and interferential therapy will give quick relief. I will advise to check your vit B12 and vit D3 level. Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries. Wishing you good health. Take care.