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What causes numbness in my arms after sleeping?

My left arm feels like the circulation is being cut off. I have been noticing that I wake up with my arm asleep. During the day it feels like the circulation is being cut off and there is a constant tingle. I am overall pretty healthy. No known conditions and I take no medications. I am a 26 year old female. I am overweight but have been losing weight by eating healthy and exercising.
Mon, 1 Jul 2019
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hello,

The numbness in the arms can be related to a mild nerve root compression at the level of the cervical spine. This can improve with exercise and methylcobalamin supplements.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Praveen Tayal, Orthopaedic Surgeon
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