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When I sleep on my side I get pins and needles in my hands.

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When I sleep on my side I get pins and needles in my hands

Doctor's Assistant: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? In general, how would you describe your health lately?

I am 94 I had open heart surgery at 88 with two by-passes and some tweaks Ifeel my age i guess

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I have ebjoyed excellent health - thw only incident was the surgery

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Neurologist: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 1 month ago
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Hello and thank you for the question.
I am Dr. Sohaib, a practicing Internal Medicine Consultant with over 13 years of experience and I will do my best to help you today.
Let me review your question for a minute and I will get back to you.

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Neurologist: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 1 month ago

This is most likely a result of PINCHED NERVE; either in the spine (due to age related vertebral degeneration or disc prolapse) or in the hand (called carpal tunnel syndrome).

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
thanks doesn't sound serious
Neurologist: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 1 month ago

You need a physical exam aided by MRI of the spine and if needed Nerve Conduction Studies of the hands to diagnose this problem with certainty.

The treatment is to relieve the pressure over the nerves. A surgical decompression of the nerves in the hands can cure the problem in case of carpal tunnel syndrome. This is a minor surgery and recovery is with in few days.

For spinal problems, physiotherapy, pain medications and spinal injections can help.

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Neurologist: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 1 month ago

Yes, this doesn't sound something serious or fatal, and doesn't warrant any visit to ER or urgent care. You can wait to get an appointment with your doctor.

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Neurologist: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 1 month ago

Good luck

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