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Paresthesia

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.


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