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What does it mean when you dream about numbness?

Being unable to relate to feelings in the physical body while dreaming may indicate that the dreamer has been in a state of REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, in which the body is temporarily unable to move. Alternatively, this experience may indicate that the incident being dreamed about was too emotionally numbing for the dreamer to feel.

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A A CONDITION called alcohol- related neuropathy can cause numbness and loss of function of various parts of the body including the feet.
This will lead to the dysfunction of the nerve and ultimately cause weakness, numbness, inflammation and temporary paralysis.
People with MS often experience sensations like numbness, which happens because some nerves aren't transmitting signals properly," says Dr Sorrel Bickley from the MS Society.
It can cause pain and numbness that may require a doctor's care, adds Dr.
A statement from the company said: "Use of these products, typically for several years, may lead to the development of high levels of zinc in the body which are associated with neurological symptoms such as numbness, tingling or weakness in the arms and legs.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is when the nerve which runs from the arm into the hand becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist, resulting in pain, weakness or numbness.
There was no question that the plaintiff reported pain and numbness in his left shoulder, arm, and hand, immediately after surgery on January 29, 1999.
Traditionally, the casting facility performed its deburring manually with hand-held tools, but these can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome and permanent numbness when workers are subjected to the constant vibrations, high contact forces and contorted positions characteristic of hand-held tools.
B6 is found in similar foods to the other B vitamins and a deficiency leads to severe nerve damage and numbness.
She rejects her friends, seeks numbness in sleep, finds herself ranting at unexpected moments in the school cafeteria, and listens to her parents weep and argue.