|The most common reason for numbness or
tingling is a problem with nerve function,
either because the nerve itself is injured,
something is pressing on the nerve, or an
imbalance in the body's chemistry
interferes with nerve function.
|Numbness and tingling down the arms and
legs can also include symptoms such as
pain, burning, pricking, or creeping along
the skin. These symptoms may indicate a
malfunction of sensory nerves.
|Numbness into the arms and legs may also
be related to malfunction in the nerves
located in the neck or lower back.
Degenerative disc disease or swollen discs
will cause the bones of the spine to put
pressure on the nerves coming out of the
spinal cord, causing numbness. If you have
been in a car accident the resulting neck
and lower back injury could be the cause of
the numbness you may feel. A proper
examination by a professional is required to
determine the cause.