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When I wake up in the morning, my hands and arms tingle and

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When I wake up in the morning, my hands and arms tingle and feel somewhat numb. This also happens when I lay down and at random times during the day. Sometimes it is just one hand or arm, and other times it is both hands and arms.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Cameron replied 5 years ago.
Hi
It sounds like you may have a compression of the spinal cord in the cervical spine- this is why you are having the tingling. I woud suggest that you get a MRI of the cervical spine (and of the brain- just for good measure)
If there is a narrowing, you may want to consider surgery to relieve the symptoms.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Would that answer hold true if rather than tingling, it was more of a cold, heavy sensation?
Expert:  Dr. Cameron replied 5 years ago.
either one. Another option would be thoracic outlet syndrome, but it would be less common to have it on both sides..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thoracic_outlet_syndrome

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