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A 19-year-old female asked:

tingling hands and feet it's getting worse moving up my leg and arms i have scoliosis and doctor just told me i have to live with it but i'm worried?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Generally tingling: In hands and feet doesn't generally relate to scoliosis, unless it is later in the course, i, myself have it. Only as I am now an "old lady", do I have some discomfort that is more visible. A good, soft, tempurpedic bed has been a great help. You might do well to check your mthfr genotype 677 ; 1298...It can even help diabetic neuropathy by regrowing small nerves!
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 16 years experience
Second opinion: Scoliosis may lead to back pain but should not lead to tingling of the hands and feet. You may have a condition not related to the back. I'd consider a consult with a neurologist.
Dr. Ara Deukmedjian
Neurosurgery 24 years experience
Recommend Nerve Test: It sounds like you need an EMG nerve conduction study (nerve test) performed to see what is causing the tingling in the hands and feet. It is important to know if the tingling is coming from a pinched nerve in the spine, a pinched nerve somewhere along the arms or legs or if you have a condition called peripheral neuropathy. Please let us know if you have any other questions. Deuk spine institute.

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