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Numbness in right hand increasing

My daughter is losing feeling in her right hand after falling asleep in an airplane for several hours, and can not get the numbness to abate. She has seen a chiropractor and massage therapist for the past 3 weeks, and it appears no improvement, in fact she is losing more sensations. She has tingling and burning in the hand, and is losing strength now. The condition has been going on for 3 weeks now, can anyone make any suggestions? Her MRI recently came back perfect.

Is there anyone who has experienced this, and who is an expert in this field?



  • Hi Elkapower,

    I guess you have seen an MD if you got an MRI. If not then I would start with an MD and work my way up. I wouldn't go back to the Chiro. You might try a Physical Therapist or an MD with a Sports Med. specialty. You would have to find a good one, a bad one is worthless. I mention this because I have had a similar problem and had my MD/sports Med doc simply locate the nerve that was out of place and push it back into the correct position. Yes, thats it. Maybe with a young healthy woman like your daughter that is all it is also, a nerve pushed into a pinched position because of sleeping in an odd way.

    Best of luck, keep looking for that good doc until you find him or her.

  • It sounds as if it could be carpal tunnel which could develop after falling asleep with hand in bad position.
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