Numbness is an unusual or pricking sensation that occurs in any parts of the body. These sensations are mostly felt in arms, feet and legs. If numbness persists without any obvious cause, then it could be a symptom of disease or injury. Symptoms of Numbness or:
• Tingling or pricking sensation
• Muscle spasms
• Burning sensation
• Slurred speech
• Weakness or severe pain
HOW IS NUMBNESS DIAGNOSED?
A General Physician diagnoses Numbness by examining the medical history of the patient and conducting a physical examination. Also, the doctor may conduct a blood test, electrolyte level testing, thyroid function testing, X-ray, and angiography, among others to determine the cause of Numbness.
HOW IS NUMBNESS TREATED?
Treatment depends on the cause. In most cases, there is no treatment needed as the numbness may go away on its own.
DID YOU KNOW?
Rarely is numbness caused by problems in your brain or spinal cord. Numbness alone is only rarely associated with potentially life-threatening disorders, such as strokes or tumors.