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What Causes Pins And Needle Feeling In Arms While Coughing?

Just curious what causes the pins and needle feeling in arms and chest when I have a severe coughing spell usually because I have gotten strangled on spiral or just have a scratch in my throat that causes the bad coughing spell. It isn't related to a cold or chest pains, just comes on with severe coughing
Tue, 28 Feb 2017
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Hello,
It is most likely that the coughing is putting a strain on the brachial plexus a group of nerves and arteries that supply the arms. If this area is irritated it can cause a pins and needles sensation in the arms.
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What Causes Pins And Needle Feeling In Arms While Coughing?

Hello, It is most likely that the coughing is putting a strain on the brachial plexus a group of nerves and arteries that supply the arms. If this area is irritated it can cause a pins and needles sensation in the arms. Regards