Re: What causes poor circulation or blood flow in the arms?
what you have described here in symptoms really does sound more like a nerve related issue and not so much an actual vascular one.it isn't actual 'bloodflow' that is trying to 'come back' but the nerve flow itself.considering the fact that you do lift and have a much more than normal heavier muscular structure,it does make it easier to entrap a nerve somewhere.but my guess would be that this issue is actually stemming from the actual spinal column itself,up within the c spine area.it wouldn't hurt to just have an MRI done on the c spine area of your neck?this would be the most 'likely' spot for a possible impingment or other spinal issues to cause what you are currently feeling.it should just be evaluated for any possible herniations beginning or other possible spinal structure issues that can arise up there.this are just needs to be looked at and possibly ruled out before moving onto other possibilities.my best guess,just becasue i too have been thru this before,would be stenosis or bone spurs up in the c spine that are irritating or intermittantly impinging or somehow compromising a spinal nerve.herniations would also cause these symptoms.do you have any actual pain yet or just the numbess?just see your primary for an eval and referral for the MRI.this one test would show alot of the areas that could be responsible for your particular symptoms.good luck with this and i hope it isn't anything major.please keep us posted,K? **
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