Why Are My Fingers Numb?

By james
Reviewed: Dr. Gromatzky
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Our fingers are very important to us. They help us to grip onto objects and they also help us to know more about things around us by feel. The fingertips in particular are quite sensitive as they need to be able to send a lot of information back to our brains.

Sometimes, though, people might find that they lose sensation in their fingers and this is a sign that something is wrong. You might lose sensation in your fingers if you rest on your arm awkwardly, but the sensation should come back before long. If the symptom does remain, however, it is something you should get checked.

1. Spinal Injury

Running through our spines is the spinal cord. The spinal cord is basically made up of nerves that travel from our brain and down to the rest of the body. The nerves from the spinal cord will travel all the way down our arms and legs and they help to give us sensation in our digits so we can feel objects.

If you have received a spinal injury then part of the spinal cord might also have become damaged. This can result in messages struggling to get to and from the brain and this can result in a lack of sensation in your fingers. Damage to the spine can be very serious and it is something that should be treated as such.

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