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hello i'm 30 yrs.old.i have been having this numbness/tingling feeling every day in my arm to my hand.I know it's not a stroke or heart attack or anything to do with my heart,but can't figure out what it is.it's only in my left arm,then my hand gets cold.the hospital told me it's not my heart,but they don't know what could be causing it.my PE says it's in my head,but really it's not,it's really bother some.it doesn't matter what I do it just bothers.I really would like some help in what should I do?

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Hi Mylee,
The importance of a diagnosis cannot be overstated.  There are vascular causes for your arm to be numb and cold. There are neurological reasons for your hand to be numb.  I have many questions.  Do you wake up at night with numbness?  Does it get worse with activity?  Does it get worse with overhead activities?  Does your neck hurt?  Is there any shooting electric sensation?  Does your hand feel swollen and stiff?  Have you had an MRI?

I will need more information.

Finding a chiropractic physician to examine you is a good idea.

All the best,

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Jerome M. True, DC, FIACN

Expertise

General musculoskeletal pain mechanisms, Evidence-based neuromusculoskeletal therapies, General chiropractic treatment options.

Experience

25 years of experience with back and neck disorders, Chiropractic neurologist, Success with non-surgical treatment of cervical and lumbar radiculopathy, Neurology textbook author.

Organizations
Florida Chiropractic Association, North American Association for Laser Therapy, American Association of Spine Physicians.

Publications
Myelopathy, Radiculopathy, and Peripheral Entrapment Syndromes, Journal of Athletic Training, Conservative Management of Sports Injuries,

Education/Credentials
Doctor of Chiropractic (Cleveland Chiropractic College), Diplomate of the American College of Chiropractic Neurology, Fellow International Academy of Chiropractic Neurology.

Past/Present Clients
Professional athletes, High net-worth patients, Physicians and Professionals.

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