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progressive numbness and tingling in hands
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progressive numbness and tingling in hands

For a few months I have had a feeling of my hands being "asleep".
At first, it was only happening at night when I was actually sleeping,
and seemed to be positional but now it seems its every night, and I have
some numbness in my fingers all the time. My hands feel tingly, with "needles and pins"
and numb. Should I be concerned? I am a 43 year old woman. I am a nurse
and I have asked a few of the doctors I work with and they don't seem to think
it's anything. I work night shift and I am a single parent. Could this be stress?
Or the beginnings of something more serious?
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sounds like you have a nerve blockage at your spinal column  the nerves to your sides pass through a hole..the foramena and bone spurs or stenosis can compress them,,I have the same problem..an mri will tell the story..pt, epidural injections, just time...good luck
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i agree it sounds like you have nerve damage. i have the same problem, and i have two herinated disc in my neck pressing on the nerve,
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Me too.  I have had the numbness for about two years and the doctor kept telling me it was some sort of RSI and nothing to worry about.  Now i am in chronic severe pain in my neck and shoulder and it seems they are all related.  I am now awating a nerve conduction test.  The longer you leave this, by the way, the more likely you are to have a permanently damaged nerve.
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It sounds like carpal tunnel.
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