College student suffers from radial neuropathy

College student suffers from radial neuropathy


THIS NEXT STORY MIGHT MAKE YOU THINK ABOUT HOW YOU SLEEP TONIGHT. VALLEY NEWS TEAM’S CORNELIUS HOCKER SPOKE TO A LOCAL COLLEGE STUDENT WHO SAYS HE WOKE UP ONE MORNING AND HIS HAND WAS ASLEEP.. SOMETHING THAT HAPPENS TO ALL OF US.. BUT IT’S BEEN MORE THAN A MONTH, AND HIS HAND STILL HASN’T WOKEN UP. “I HAD FALLEN ASLEEP PRESSING UP AGAINST A NERVE. BLOCKING OFF BLOOD PRESSURE. SO WHEN I WOKEN UP, I HAD THAT TINGLY SENSATION THAT EVERYONE GETS.” “I JUST THOUGHT IT WAS ALL A JOKE, SO I STARTED LAUGHING AND OBVIOUSLY YOU JUST WOKE. YOUR HANDS FALLEN ASLEEP. YOU CAN’T FEEL IT. IT SHOULD COME BACK. BUT THAT WAS AROUND A MONTH AGO AND SAM SANDOVAL, A SOON TO BE NDSU COMPUTER SCIENCE GRADUATE, STILL DOESN’T HAVE FULL USE OF HIS RIGHT HAND. “YOU CAN RAISE IT UP. YOU CAN EXTEND YOUR FINGERS LIKE THIS HAND. I CAN’T MOVE UP, BUT I CAN GRAB ONTO THINGS.” IT’S CALLED RADIAL NEUROPATHY, WHICH MEANS RADIAL NERVE HAS BEEN INJURED, ACCORDING TO DR. LOU, A NEUROLOGIST AT SANFORD HEALTH. “IT CAN BE VERY SERIOUS YES. DEPENDING ON HOW LONG YOU DO THIS. YOU JUST DO THIS A COUPLE HOURS, BUT IF YOU DO IT ALL NIGHT. TOTALLY OUT FOR 8 OR 12 HOURS. THAT’S REALLY SERIOUS. DR. LOU SAYS YOU CAN DO A FEW THINGS TO AVOID WHAT THOSE IN HIS PROFESSION CALL SATURDAY NIGHT PALSY.. SATURDAY NIGHT BECAUSE OF HOW THE CONDITION USUALLY COMES ABOUT. “YOU DRUNK. YOU FEEL ASLEEP WITH ARM AROUND AN ARM. DON’T DO THAT. GO TO BED TO SLEEP. DURING THE HONEYMOON OR SOMEONE SPENDING THE NIGHT WITH. DON’T LET THAT PERSON SLEEP ON YOUR ARM ALL NIGHT.” “YOU SEE YOUR FRIEND AT PARTY OR SOMETHING PASSED OUT. PEOPLE WOULD MAKE FUN OF THEM AND DRAW ON THEM, BUT IN REALITY YOU SHOULD MAKE SURE THIS ISN’T GOING ON. CORNELIUS HOCKER. VALLEY NEWS LIVE. DR. LOU SAYS EACH CASE OF RADIAL NEUROPATHY IS DIFFERENT. THE TIME IT TAKES YOU TO HEAL RANGES FROM WEEKS TO MONTHS. HOWEVER, HE SAYS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING, IS TO MAKE SURE YOU GET TREATED RIGHT AWAY, ONCE YOU REALIZE THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG.

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