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Numbness on my lower left back?

Numbness on my lower left back?

Get evaluated: I would have to know if there's a recent trauma associated with it or a history of low back pain or history of disc herniation. So you should get evaluated if you are experiencing any numbness typically it might be a nerve involvement from your back. ...Read more

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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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What could produce numbness in back?

What could produce numbness in back?

Neuropathy: Really depends upon where in the back you're talking about. It can be due to a neuritis which is an inflammation of the nerves. We sometimes see this after someone has had an epidural. Your numbness could also be due to disk or facet disease. Only a proper history and physical exam by your physician can shed light on the subject. ...Read more

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I've been having this numbness feeling on thw right side of my back it only last a few seconds and goes away what can it be?

I've been having this numbness feeling on thw right side of my back it only last a few seconds and goes away what can it be?

Spasmor nerve/strain: Depends on cause; lifting with strain, bad body mechanics prior could be pinched nerve or disc of lumbar vertebrea out, or spasm or if radiates to buttock/leg sciatica, large nerve running down back of leg. Depends on your age, if other different areas and times or imbalance, blurred vision temproray be aware of multiple sclerosis but way too early to tell, see dr for test if gets worse/persi ...Read more

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Ivw been having this numbness feeling on thw right side of my back it only last a few seconds and goes away what can it be?

Ivw been having this numbness feeling on thw right side of my back it only last a few seconds and goes away what can it be?

Nerve: This may be a mild irritation or irritability of a superficial nerve in your back and such conditions usually resolve without any specific treatment. In any event it doesn't sound like a serious problem that needs investigation at this time, but see your physician if symptoms worsen. ...Read more

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Am a 26 yo female. Since delivery 10 months ago have been getting numbness in the upper right part of the back + other parts of the body. Why is that?

Am a 26 yo female. Since delivery 10 months ago have been getting numbness in the upper right part of the back + other parts of the body. Why is that?

See a neurologist: Numbness in different locations of the body is not typically associated with pregnancy. Occasionally, pregnant women can get sensory symptoms in the lateral thigh, a condition called meralgia paresthetica which is due to pressure on a nerve. Other neurological conditions can appear after pregnancy. A person with unusual sensory symptoms after pregnancy should be checked by a neurologist. ...Read more

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Why is it that the numbness and the pain in the midsection and back after c sections?

Why is it that the numbness and the pain in the midsection and back after c sections?

See below: After a c-section there may be some numbness in the midsection due to the irritation or damage of some abdominal nerves by the operation. This numbness will slowly improve over time (months). The numbness in the back should resolve more quickly since it is probably due to the anesthesia. If it does not resolve within a week I would talk to your OB surgeon or your anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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What are the causes of tightness and numbness in the lower spine?

What are the causes of tightness and numbness in the lower spine?

Muscle tension: Really, nothing to speak of causes only numbness in the lower spine. All I would surmise would be spasms/tension that could conceivably cause only numbness along with tightness. Address the muscle spasm with stretching, ice/heat, salonpas hot patches, core exercises, and the rest should subside. ...Read more

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What numbness in my lumbar scoliosis?

What numbness in my lumbar scoliosis?

Question vague: See a doctor and have your back examined. Back symptoms are one of the most common complaints doctors see and they usually emanate from muscle groups which have been stressed, but can also be from spinal disease with radiculopathy (damage to the nerves roots coming out of the spinal column). Good luck. ...Read more

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I have s-curve scoliosis. My lumbar curve is 54 deg. I have had intermittent numbness?

Scoliosis: That is a pretty severe curve. Any idea about recent progression? If neurologic symptoms worsen, and the curve magnitude worsens, you may need to have an orthopedic spine surgeon discuss surgical options with you. Please go see my mentors at the rothman institute in philadelphia. They are the best! Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes numbness in hands and spine pain?

What causes numbness in hands and spine pain?

Look fro cervical: Disc for the cause of this symptomes. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what could it be if you are having pain in your spine and numbness on the right side of your body?

Can anyone tell me what could it be if you are having pain in your spine and numbness on the right side of your body?

A"pinched"nerve: There are multiple potential causes, but among the most common is a radiculopathy. This refers to an irritation of a nerve in the spine causing neurological symptoms along the distribution of the nerve. In the neck, this is usually into the arm; in the back it is often into the leg. I would encourage you to be seen. ...Read more

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Hi.been experiencing tingling or a bit of numbness at my back specially when im standing. It usually lasts for a few seconds but frequently?

? nerve irritated: These symptoms usually mean a nerve is irritated but it sounds like a superficial nerve that runs through a muscle. You probably need to see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Numbness at the back of my head and I get really sensitive all over. Not sure but I think I hit the back of my head 2 months ago.It's off and on.

Numbness at the back of my head and I get really sensitive all over. Not sure but I think I hit the back of my head 2 months ago.It's off and on.

Get it checked out.: You've got to see a doctor and get this evaluated asap! You might have just pulled a few muscles back there and bruised yourself but you also might have done something to your neck vertebrae and so be one jolt away from a serious neurological injury. So go see your doctor fast, get examined, and make sure it isn't serious. Good luck! ...Read more

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Numbness in left abdomen that wraps to back?

Numbness in left abdomen that wraps to back?

Nerve compression: Sounds like a nerve compression possibly in the high lumbar area or one of several small nerves occasionally subject to injury. See a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist or a neurologist. ...Read more

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Why the numbness and the pain in the midsection and back after c sections? How to treat this?

Why the numbness and the pain in the midsection and back after c sections? How to treat this?

See below: After a c-section there may be some numbness in the midsection due to the irritation of some abdominal nerves by the operation. This numbness will slowly improve over time (months). The numbness in the back should resolve more quickly since it is probably due to the anesthesia. If it does not resolve within a week I would talk to your OB surgeon or your anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in upper right chest started yesterday accompanied by numbness/tingling in upper right back. Possible cause(s)?

Sharp pain in upper right chest started yesterday accompanied by numbness/tingling in upper right back. Possible cause(s)?

Chest symptoms: I would suggest following up with urgent care or regular PCP soon as you need your heart and lungs to be checked numbness and tingling in the upper extremity could be from heart disease, nerve pinching etc. ...Read more

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Hi when I lay down on the back of my head for some reason I get this numbness feeling on the left side of my head especially when I use a pillow. As s?

Hi when I lay down on the back of my head for some reason I get this numbness feeling on the left side of my head especially when I use a pillow. As s?

Pressure: This is most likely positional, temporary and due to pressure on the superficial nerves of your scalp and has nothing to do with any brain pathology especially if you don't have this symptom any other time. A neurologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you if you have further concerns. ...Read more

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What could sharp pains that run up my back that cause numbness to my face be?

What could sharp pains that run up my back that cause numbness to my face be?

Nerve irritation: The sensation you describe is a paresthesia. Causes include local nerve injury, kidney stones, and more rarely infections, lack of blood flow, genetic conditions, medication side effects and vitamin deficiencies.
New, severe, or persistent symptoms are worthy of an office visit to check for these conditions. ...Read more

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So I guess my question it could my back be hurting due to my colon why the numbness?

So I guess my question it could my back be hurting due to my colon why the numbness?

Back pain: It could be from your colon but unlikely. It's probably a musculoskeletal pain cause by back muscle strain/sprain. If u can press/massage on your back and feel relief it's nothing deeper. Suggest ice packs alternating with heat and Ibuprofen will help too. ...Read more

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I have numbness when I bend my back backwards on the mid area under ribcage on my back and it goes around to front of ribcage.

I have numbness when I bend my back backwards on the mid area under ribcage on my back and it goes around to front of ribcage.

Thoracic disc: A symptomatic thoracic disc rupture is rare but so are your symptoms. The only other common thing I can think of is early shingles. The later would quickly show a painful red blistered rash. The disc, at this point is only annoying a should stay that way. An MRI would diagnose the rupture or show even rarer lesions even less likely at your age. ...Read more

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What can cause numbness/tingling in the whole middle and upper back in a 26/f. Comes and goes throughout the day, more prominent after working out.

What can cause numbness/tingling in the whole middle and upper back in a 26/f.  Comes and goes throughout the day, more prominent after working out.

Pinched nerve : A pinched nerve in the lower cervical spine (neck) or upper thoracic spine can cause these symptoms. A pinched nerve can be from a ruptured disc (unlikely at your age) a muscle spasm (likely) or a bony spur (unlikely). If tingling persists longer than 6 weeks or increases you should see a doctor to evaluate. ...Read more

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I'm a 35 yr old female I have had almost 40 surgeries I got numbness and can't control bladder and pain allaround back to front numness mostly on left side

I'm a 35 yr old female I have had almost 40 surgeries I got numbness and can't control bladder and pain allaround back to front numness mostly on left side

Talk to MD: Without all the information it is difficult to really give you suggestions on what the problem is. I would suggest a long discussion with your primary care physician about your symptoms. ...Read more

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I hv upper back numbness suddenly and I don't hv any previous medical conditions so it's a bit puzzling. And I'm only 20 years old and this condition has lasted for around 4 days aleafy which has made me very worried. And my back does not have the pins an

I hv upper back numbness suddenly and I don't hv any previous medical conditions so it's a bit puzzling. And I'm only 20 years old and this condition has lasted for around 4 days aleafy which has made me very worried. And my back does not have the pins an

Depends: Depending on the location and how big the area- it could be due to a number of things If there are other issues going on like headache, rashes or fever then you need to see a doctor
Certain things you put on your skin can cause this and also a bad sunburn ...Read more

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I have a pain in my upper back which causes numbness in my arm?

I have a pain in my upper back which causes numbness in my arm?

Varies : The most common cause would probably be a pinched nerve in your neck. Other potential causes could potentially include thoracic outlet syndrome or one of multiple peripheral nerve entrapment syndromes such as carpal tunnel syndrome. I would not hesitate to be seen and a good exam could go a long way in determining the cause. ...Read more

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What causes burning and numbness in thoracic and cervical areas of back?

What causes burning and numbness in thoracic and cervical areas of back?

" pinched nerve": Upper back & neck strain is extremlu common with stress, prolonged sitting, repetitive arm motion... if burning sensation from uppr back to arms it could be irritation of nerves in " cervical & brachial nerve plexus" bu musle spasm, disc problem... if weaknes, numbnes, worsening pain see MD ASAP for evaluation. ...Read more