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Pins and needles pricking sensation all over body. What is it ?

My boyfriend is on a service mission in Russia. Over the past month he has been having very painful episodes he calls them where he feels like pins and needles are pricking him all over his body not numbing like painful painful jabs sometimes he can t even do anything at all. He went to the doctor and he had multiple problems but the doctor said something like he had subacute combined degeneration spinal cord . It was a Russian doctor I just am wondering if I could have some more explaining. I m so worried so so so worried
Asked On : Mon, 29 Oct 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hi and welcome to HCM

It can occur when the blood supply that flows to the nerves of the affected part of the body is temporarily blocked due to a pressure that applied to that area. This condition can affect the way of the nerve’s mechanism in sending the signals to the brain. As a result, you will experience pins and needles.

Something simple, like a medication reaction can cause paresthesia. Paresthesias can be due to vitamin deficiencies, supplement overdoses, metabolic disturbances or neurological conditions.

I would recommend a neurological evaluation.

Hope this will helps you. Take care.
Answered: Tue, 10 Sep 2013
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