Siouxzee Thankyou very much for taking time to help us, My brother is 34, the numbness started about 4 months ago and he says it comes and goes, can be in both hands and he says its only in the fingers, and it feels like when your hand falls asleep (tingling) A few years ago he had a fall from about 15 ft which broke his sholder and i was thinking perhaps that may have something to do with it. He also gets leg pains and has had back problems for a few years prior to the fall. In a few weeks he goes for an MRI, Him and His wife are so afraid that something might seriously be wrong with his brain. Anyhow I sure do appreciate you taking the time to help. Thankyou!