I have issues with my hands, they go numb and stop working. I have major arthritis in my neck. I also have severe chest pains that have caused doctors to focus on the heart since I have a family history and high blood pressure. We finally ruled out my heart in a recent hospital stay. Since the spells affect the use of my left side, it always seems to only get attention as a heart issue. I had surgery to check for blockage 10 years ago and it was fine. This is an ongoing hard to determine the issue. The hospital stay and test's leave us with muscular/skeletal issues.
I get numbness in my face and arm and fingers. I even have trouble swallowing and breathing. I also have arthritis in my neck and jaw. The numbness could be caused at least in part by inflammation that can push on arteries and nerves causing pain and numbness.