Numbness and tingling—when to worry, sponsored by The Spine Center

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Numbness and tingling in the arms and legs are abnormal sensations that result from nerve disorders. One major cause is peripheral neuropathy, which may be linked to diabetes, peripheral nerve entrapment, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, inflammatory or rheumatologic disorders, alcoholism, kidney failure, circulatory issues and damage from chemotherapy and radiation.

Other causes include disorders of the brain and spinal cord. While the potential causes of symptoms are quite varied, some are of greater concern than others. Numbness and tingling that is associated with weakness, paralysis, or loss of bladder or bowel control should be immediately evaluated and treated by a healthcare professional. Click here to learn more.

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