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Williamston, MI
A 45-year-old female asked:

if i have a pinched nerve in my lower back can that cause numbness and tingling in all 4 limbs and would it be worse in the morning?

4 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Could be: If you are sleeping in a position that exacerbates or makes it ticked off. You should sleep with knees bent and a pillow between and beneath your knees.
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Not likely, be seen: An entrapped nerve in your lower back would not affect your arms, only your legs. And, most likely, only one leg. You should see your doctor to find out what is causing the symptoms.
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Unusual: Lower back nerves generally do not relate to upper extremities. Arthritis frequently is worse in the morning. Sounds like a good neurological exam for numbness, weakness , neuropathies etc. Is in order.
Dr. Derron Wilson
Pain Management 25 years experience
No: A pinched nerve in the low back or lumbar spine would be expected to affect the low back, hip and legs but not the arms.

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Last updated Sep 7, 2017

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