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Sever burning and stabbing pains in my lower back and it wraps all the way around, and goes up my spine to my the back of my neck. it also goes from my lower back down the inside of my lags to my feet. my left arm goes mum even if not asleep?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Dora Chizea answered

Specializes in Anti-Aging Medicine

One might be dealing with Neuropathic pain. There are many potential causes, though Diabetes is high on the list. This is a good chance to have the PCP do a comprehensive, preferably 'Hands-On' Evaluation and follow treatment and management as recommended.

Answered 3/12/2022


Dr. Caitlin Innerfield answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Your pain sounds concerning for cervical and lumbar radiculopathy. Often times when you have a herniated disc in your neck or back it can causing shooting (radicular) pain into the arms or legs. Symptoms can include: numbness, tingling or weakness in the extremities. Advanced imaging with MRIs would be indicated to evaluate if you would be a candidate for injections vs. surgery.

Answered 3/17/2022



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