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A 33-year-old male asked:

I have extreme lower back pain...also, a bruised feeling in mid of spine, for 6mts now. also, arms go numb whn i sit certain way, what are ur thoughts?

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Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Low back pain: Low, mid and upper back pain can be debilitating. With symptoms last more than six months it is important to get MRI imaging of the spine and an evaluation with a neurosurgeon. Arm numbness can be caused by holding your arms bent or elevated for long periods of time. An electromyogram and nerve conduction study can help with the diagnosis.

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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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