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Sudden numbness in upper extremities

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  • Posted By: JustinSP
  • February 15, 2007
  • 04:41 AM

Hello, I am a 16 year old guy. The past two weeks I have been having some weird, very sudden pins and needles in my arms, torso and head. (all together) It has happened to me lying in bed, standing with friends at school, and just 2 hours ago buying a cell phone card at my work place. I think it may have something to do with my tailbone accident about 3-4 years ago snowboarding. I fell on the ice, going too fast and permently damaged my tailbone (assuming, since family doctor abviously doesn't care, im guessing nerve damage?) The pain in my tailbone fades, for months where I barely notice it, or it could be excruciating to the point (for weeks) where I always need to lean forward on my elbows on my desk in school (cant lean back or sit straight up, too much pressure on my back) and thankfully, sitting down is the hardest part on my back during these times.

I have not yet gone to the doctor yet, nor told my mother of my current problem, but I do plan on it. Should I see a doctor about this? Shouldn't be too much problem with free healthcare. (<3 canada)

Anyone ever experience sudden, painful pins and needles in the head, torso, arms and hands at the exact same time before? Lasting about 3-10 seconds?

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  • After words, also, there is an itching sensation all over my body, mostly in the middle of my back by my spine. Just hoping this isn't leading in to a bigger problem I may have in the future as minor as it is compared to some of the things I have recently read in the past hour or so.
    JustinSP 8 Replies
    • February 15, 2007
    • 06:03 AM
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  • Sounds like you need to see your doc and hopefully he/she sends you to a neurologist to have your symptoms completely investigated. Good luck with this.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 15, 2007
    • 03:44 PM
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  • Yeah, this will probably happen. Thanks for the reply
    JustinSP 8 Replies
    • February 15, 2007
    • 06:57 PM
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