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Have chronic back pain and now I have numbness in my feet and fingertips and i itch alot?

Have chronic back pain and now I have numbness in my feet and fingertips and i itch alot?

Back pain and numbne: This called neuropathy and has to do with irritation of the nerves at the spinal roots. Sometimes dealing with the cause of the back pain will help, but other times the numbness will remain or worsen. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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What can cause lower back pain and foot numbness?

What can cause lower back pain and foot numbness?

? ruptured disc: But the back pain could be due to other causes, and the foot numbness could be associated or a co-morbidity, such as tarsal tunnel syndrome, or emerging polyneuropathy, This can easily be sorted out using MRI and EMG ...Read more

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Been having back pain for 3 years now that is sometime severe. Also tailbone pressure/ numb feeling. Buzzing down leg into feet. What could this be?

Been having back pain for 3 years now that is sometime severe. Also tailbone pressure/ numb feeling. Buzzing down leg into feet. What could this be?

Back Pain: This sounds like a disc problem. Could be a degenerative disc and/or a disc herniation which may be pinching the nerve that travels down your leg (sciatica) If it's been going on that long I would get an MRI of lumbar spine ...Read more

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What would cause shooting back pain, it goes down into my legs and i can't walk then my feet go numb :(?

?nerve irritation: One of the more comon causes of "shooting pain" is when a nerve gets 'pinched' or irritated, such as that which occurs in "sciatica." if you are getting to the point where your feet get numb, you need to se a dr. And get a clinical exam with possible diagnostic testing performed. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have low back pain numbness in right leg and foot. Sometime leg feels very heavy. Pain feels like knife slicing across back and stinging.

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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Back pain causeing numbness n feet, legs, & right arm. Sometimes fall down. Been over a month & Drs. can't figure out the problem. Any ideas?

Back pain causeing numbness n feet, legs, & right arm. Sometimes fall down. Been over a month & Drs. can't figure out the problem. Any ideas?

Imaging?: Have you had any imaging-back xray MRI to see if there is any inflammation of any of the nerves that come out of the back,or if any disks are bulging against the spinal cord or nerves coming from the back and down the legs or from the neck down the arms?Maybe a neurologist would perform an EMG on the muscles in your right arm, feet and legs.Falling down is definitely not normal and concerning ...Read more

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Major back pain gone. Foot and lower leg now numb. What is danger of going untreated. Can't see specialist for 3 weeks. No MRI no PT until diagnosed?

Major back pain gone. Foot and lower leg now numb. What is danger of going untreated. Can't see specialist for 3 weeks. No MRI no PT until diagnosed?

Stress urgency: urgent evaluation is imperative for such changes. I would call the office in the morning and request for a much sooner appointment considering you are having dynamic neurological changes. You could also go in to see your primary care physician to see if there are any other red flags that show up on a complete neurological physical examination of you in person. Don't sit on it. ...Read more

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Waiting 3 weeks til alif on s1-l4. Back pain ok on vicodin; numbness, tingling, cold feet, etc horrible at times. Anything to do to help until surgery?

Waiting 3 weeks til alif on s1-l4. Back pain ok on vicodin; numbness, tingling, cold feet, etc horrible at times. Anything to do to help until surgery?

Consider ESI: Call you doc and see if you can get an epidural steroid injection. This can stifle the symptoms until surgery and minimize your need for nsaids (which you cannot take due to bleeding complications prior to surgery) and narcotics. Ice/heat fine, but don't use rubs or patches as they may cause skin reaction necessitating surgery to be canceled. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

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