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Week of November 3, 2003

    Question:   I recently started getting prickly feelings in my hands and bottoms of my feet. Sometimes I feel a sharp prick in other areas of my body too. Some people say that I should go to a chiropractor to get an adjustment because I might have a pinched nerve, but others say that the feelings in my feet are totally separate from that of my hands or other parts of the body...    Dr. McLaughlin's Answer

    Question:   I've heard that if you have a tattoo you cannot get a CAT scan or an MRI on the area that the tattoo covers, because it will burn. Is this true?    Dr. McLaughlin's Answer