2. Numbness and Tingling
Most people have experienced their hands or feet going “to sleep” at some point or another. Perhaps you have sat too long in a position and there was not enough blood flow to these areas. A simple shake or a stomp can get the tingling or numbness to go away. MS affects the nerves located in the spinal cord and the brain. Sometimes, the disorder will cause conflicting signals to be sent throughout the body and in some cases, no signals are sent at all.
When this occurs, a person will experience numbness in these areas that are not receiving the signals. Numbness or tingling in the face, fingers, arms, and legs can be one of the most common warning signs of Multiple Sclerosis. If you are experiencing frequent bouts of numbness or tingling in any part of the body, it is important to discuss these symptoms with your doctor as soon as possible.