Paresthesia is the general name for abnormal sensations. People use a variety of terms for these sensations, such as: tingling, burning sensations, numbness, pins-and-needles, nerve-type pain, prickling, creeping, etc. The cause is usually a nerve disorder, which may include a local nerve problem (e.g. nerve entrapment), a spinal disorder, a brain disorder, or a variety of systemic, chemical or metabolic disorders that affect nerves. The exact causes depend on the location of the sensations, but there are several disorders that may cause paresthesias in many locations.
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- Nerve Disorders: Nerve disorders may affect movement or sensations. Nerves are part of the nervous system, including the spinal cord and central
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- Brain Disorders: A variety of brain disorders can occur, and many are very serious such as stroke or brain tumor. Any type
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- Metabolic Disorders: Metabolic disorder are disorders or diseases due to an abnormal metabolism. For example, diabetes is a metabolic disorder with an
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- Neuropathy: Neuropathy is a general term for a disorder of the nerves. Neuropathy may affect many different nerve systems: peripheral neuropathy
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- Head injury: Head injury involves any type of injury to the head and/or brain. Any injury to the head or brain
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