Numbness is an abnormal sensation felt at some parts of the body. It is described by some people as “pins and needles”, “burning”, “vibration” or a decrease in sensation. The causes of which can be many. One should be cautious of it if the numbness is frequent, persistent or sudden in onset.
The following conditions are potential causes of numbness:
This disorder is characterized by nerve damage, leading to abnormal sensations or weakness in the affected area.
This condition involves the impairment of nerves in the neck region, often due to chronic wear and tear or degenerative processes.
Similar to cervical radiculopathy, this condition affects nerves in the lower back region and is commonly attributed to long-term wear and tear or degeneration.
Numbness may present as a symptom of a stroke, necessitating prompt evaluation. Typically, it manifests on one side of the body, affecting the face, arms, and/or legs, and often appears suddenly.
The presence of tumors in the brain or spinal cord can result in numbness due to compression exerted on the nervous system.