Numbness of chest, tummy or back

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Content updated on May 23, 2022

When to See a Doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Numbness of chest, tummy or back

Possible Causes

  • Diabetes mellitus (DM)

    A disease where blood sugar levels are abnormally high, due to problems with insulin production or resistance. There are often no symptoms until the condition has worsened, hence regular screening is important.

  • Neuropathic pain

    Neuropathic pain is a type of pain caused by nerve damage or a problem with the nervous system. it's characterized by burning, tingling, sharp, or stabbing pain (even if touched gently) which can be continuous or intermittent (comes and goes) and worse at rest or night. Common causes of neuropathic pain include viral infections, cancer, vascular malformations, alcoholism, diabetes nerve pressure or nerve damage after surgery or trauma, neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis.

  • Chronic pain

    Pain that is ongoing and usually lasts longer than six months. This type of pain can continue even after the injury or illness that caused it has healed or gone away. It interferes with daily life and can lead to depression and anxiety.

  • Shingles
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Hyperkalemia

Related Serious Diseases

  • Acute phase of spinal cord injury

    Acute phase begins immediately after spinal cord injury (due to trauma to the spinal cord), involving blood vessel damage, ionic imbalance, neurotransmitter accumulation (excitotoxicity), inflammation, swelling and cell death.

  • Cervical cord injury

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you have numbness anywhere on your chest, stomach, or back?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you have headaches or does your head feel heavy?

  • Do you feel any weakness in your arms or legs?

  • Are you breathless or having hard time breathing?

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