Dr Oz showed the famous sculpture called The Thinker, which is often used as a symbol of philosophy. Could it also be a hidden sign of numbness? Doctor Oz was joined by Leah in seat 88, his Assistant-Of-The-Day, to help explain why we get numbness and what we can do to relieve the symptoms of numbness.
Dr Oz: What Causes Numbness?
Dr Oz asked Leah if she ever gets numbness, and she said sometimes she gets it in her toes. Then he asked her what she thinks would cause numbness in The Thinker Sculpture, and she guessed that it might be from his spine not being straight or from his elbow being bent. Dr Oz said that if you look at the nerves in your arm, you have many small nerves that go into your hands. At the bottom of your elbow you have a bone, which is what you lean on if you are The Thinker. There is a nerve in your elbow, which is the largest unprotected nerve in your entire body, and this is what we call the Funny Bone which gives you a tingling feeling if you hit your elbow the wrong way. If you get tingling in your fingers, that is a sign that you have a nerve issue and it is your nerves signaling that something is not going the right way.
Dr Oz: Numbness Signs
Dr Oz said that you should be cautious if you have any of the following signs of numbness: