What is paresthesia?

February 3, 2015
What is paresthesia?

Probably, everyone has learned what paresthesia is. It’s just that people don’t even suspect that this condition has such a name. In the people it is characterized aptly: "goosebumps." Another manifestation is the temporary numbness of any of the limbs (or parts thereof) or part of the body.

More rarely, paresthesia makes it felt painful to touch, and numbness of the calf muscles may be accompanied by cramps. Most often, a person does not even pay special attention to these symptoms - they say, he laid a hand (leg). However, with frequent manifestations of paresthesia, it would be nice to see a doctor just in case.

Causes of paresthesia

The most common factor causing numbness is osteochondrosis, and, moreover, of the cervical region. Slightly less often, paresthesia appears as a result of an intervertebral hernia. Frequent "goosebumps" at the cores - due to insufficient oxygen supply. More severe causes are diabetes, strokes and tumors of both the spine and the brain. Of the relatively “harmless” factors provoking paresthesia, prolonged stresses can be mentioned.And very often this syndrome is observed after excessive or prolonged alcoholic libations.

Treatment of paresthesia

Since paresthesia usually accompanies other diseases, the main focus is on the treatment of the main one. Massage, electrophoresis, physical therapy and acupuncture are used to restore skin sensitivity. In parallel, the doctor prescribes drugs that reduce blood viscosity, and drugs that stimulate blood circulation.

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