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I usually feel pain on my back, and dumb on my legs. what should i do to find what the cause is?

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Dr. Benjamin Solomon
undefined 37 years experience
Probably Muscular: Many have back pain and leg numbness. If pain stays in your back yet your legs go numb - especially if it comes and goes - this is usually musculoskeletal back pain and a proper stretching, icing and other therapy regimen will help. Constant numbness and/or pain down leg is possibly be a sign of nerve trouble. Ditto neck/arm. Either way, see your doctor. Sports medicine doc may help.

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