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Posted by: Sonja | 2008/12/06

Intermitent pins and needles in shoulder

Had polio as a child. Problem with neck vertabrae and curvature of the spine. Am concerned that this is a warning sign of sorts. This is only on the right side.

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Dear afstrick,

in post-polio the chronically weakened muscles may lead to deformities of various parts of the body. If you have curvatures as you describe it could lead to nerve irritation of the neck which in turn could lead to pins and needles in the shoulder and arms. i would suggest that you see a neurologist to do the necessary tests and advise you concerning further management if necessary

All the best.
Dr Joe de Beer

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