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Numbness is typically defined as the absence of feeling, but many people describe an abnormal sensation such as “pins-and-needles,” which can be related to the compression of a nerve. Nerves travel to distinct areas of the body, so when a nerve is compressed, we can tell which nerve is affected by the location of the pain.

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • North American Spine Society
  • Peak Orthopedics
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada