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Numbness and Tingling

Numbness and tingling are abnormal sensations that can occur anywhere in the body, most commonly in the extremities, ie: arms and legs. This is often caused by some type of abnormal pressure on a nerve, causing an interruption in nerve conduction. If the pressure is short term, normal sensation returns when the pressure is removed. Continuous pressure on a spinal nerve from a herniated disc, bone spur or other degenerative spinal condition, if left untreated can cause permanent nerve deterioration. Common Causes There are several causes of numbness and tingling in the arms and legs: Pinched nerve in the neck

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Rib Pain

Rib Pain Rib pain is usually described as sharp, stabbing pain, and can be very intense. The pain is usually worse on inhalation, and also somewhat on exhalation. Because the ribs attach to the spine, rib pain can also be felt in the back, as well as the sides of the torso. In the front the ribs attach to the sternum, ie: breastbone. and for this reason rib pain in the front of the chest is sometimes mistaken for a heart attack or angina pain. The 12 pairs of ribs move in an arc, a bit like a bucket handle.

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Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is an extremely common complaint with many causes. Signs that you should seek treatment include:• Shoulder pain that persists beyond a few days• Shoulder pain that occurs at night or while resting• Inability to raise the arm• Difficulty carrying objects or using the arm• Swelling or significant bruising around the joint or arm• Injury that causes deformity of the joint (dislocation)• Any other unusual symptoms As with any other pain condition, appropriate treatment is needed to avoid it turning into a recurrent or chronic problem that is harder to resolve. Common causes of shoulder pain include:Referred pain from

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