I find that when I am typing or lifting with my left arm it will go numb. If I hold my purse with my left arm it will go numb. I have a sway back from a accident when I was 6 years old. I am now 52. Would this back problem cause my numbness of my left arm.
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The numbness could be due to compression of spinal nerves at the spine or at shoulder or elbow. A nerve conduction study can help diagnose that. Also a MRI may be required if the compression is at spinal level. Yes, the back problem can cause numbness. Please consult a neurologist.
Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
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