The term paresthesia refers to unusual sensory symptoms consisting of
numbness, tingling, or other abnormal sensory experiences.Paresthesia
typically develops secondary to dysfunction and/or compromise of one or more
nerves. It can also develop secondary to compromise of the spinal cord and/or
brain.The most common cause of extremity paresthesia
associated with the spine is inflammation and/or compression of one more spinal
nerves. Spinal nerve compromise may also be associated
with radiating extremity pain and/or muscle weakness.