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Seems like stomach flu,vomiting,light headedness,can't stand,severe back pain, numb hands and shaking,extreme nausea,can't hold anything down. ER?

Seems like stomach flu,vomiting,light headedness,can't stand,severe back pain, numb hands and shaking,extreme nausea,can't hold anything down. ER?

Always be safe.: With the severity of your symptoms, without knowing why you're having them, the safest thing would be to get to the ED for an evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


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Back pain in middle of back and numbness of toes and fingers. Forearms and hands seem cold/sensitive. No initial outstanding event before numbness.

Back pain in middle of back and numbness of toes and fingers. Forearms and hands seem cold/sensitive. No initial outstanding event before numbness.

See a neurologist: Or orthopedist Have Emg/NCV studies performed/ MRI of back may be enlightening as well. Your numbness and back pain appear to be intimately linked. ...Read more

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Have had lower right back pain....and numbness in hands/forearms and legs on/off for about a week...comes and goes, feel stiff/achy, M, 51 yrs old?

Back pain: You mention a number of concerns so you must see your Primary doctor as soon as possible. You are likely to be referred to a Specialist! Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more

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I have neck pain sometimes back pain and I have numbness in both hands specially when I am sleeping and tingling too and sometimes numbness in both to?

I have neck pain sometimes back pain and I have numbness in both hands specially when I am sleeping and tingling too and sometimes numbness in both to?

Neck pain/ numbness: Likely cervical disc disease with nerve compression . can consider different pillow, some times the buckwheat pillow helps as it molds easily to the shape . Consider c-spine films , MRI to assess degree of disease and, muscle relaxants, NSAIDS if not allergic, PT including traction for the neck pain. May also be carpal tunnel use splints, ergonomics at work, follow up with doctor/ urgent care ...Read more

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I have disc protrusion 2 years i dnt have back pain and leg pain now days i feel numbness on hand when i sitting in floor. Do i need surgery?

I have disc protrusion  2 years i dnt have back pain and leg pain now days i feel numbness  on hand when i sitting  in floor. Do i need surgery?

It depends: The decision to recommend surgery is multifactorial and you would be best served by seeing your physician to start working through the causes of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Back pain on upper left side until my left arm. Left hand sometimes feel numb and sometimes can feel the pain until left subcostal. Wht could b wrong?

Need examination: It sounds like your pain and numbness is significant and worrisome to you. It is impossible to diagnose your problem in this forum. I suggest you see a clinician for a full evaluation and physical examination. ...Read more

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Woke up and my left pinkie hurts really bad and my right hand is numb and weak and weird feeling in the back of my head.? Smoker, a lot of back pain, use to do a lot of drugs

Woke up and my left pinkie  hurts really bad and my right hand is numb  and weak and weird feeling in the back of  my head.? Smoker, a lot of back pain, use to do a lot of drugs

Not : Not sure how to relate all those symptoms but if you are having pain in your head with neurological symptoms you should see a doctor as soon as possible, if you haven't already. Best of luck. ...Read more

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25f have back pain most days and now my arms/hand/fingers are hurting/tingling/numb, headaches too!

25f have back pain most days and now my arms/hand/fingers are hurting/tingling/numb, headaches too!

Possible arthritis: The onset and progression of your symptoms suggest that your joints are becoming painful one after the other. Headaches can occur from arthritis in neck. Swelling in hands from arthritis can compress the median nerve in hand causing symptoms of ct syndrome. ...Read more

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Pain from collar bone 2 ribs left hand heaviness back pain since last 6 days. 2 days numbness in left hand and left face.

Pain from collar bone 2 ribs left hand heaviness back pain since last 6 days. 2 days numbness in left hand and left face.

Left pain parathesia: Did you have any trauma? Could be thoracic outlet syndrome, TMJ, early zoster (though usually lesions would come out by now and usually no numbness-parathesias), and rarely MS, vascular anomaly, mass or lymph node.Follow up with doctor/urgent care for thoracic outlet you will need orthopedic surgeon ...Read more

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I have lower back pain on my right and left side& recently have started getting tingling and numbness in my hand and legs and left calf swells somet

Related or unrelated: Low back pain associated with leg pain is common , often associated with nerve compression in the lumbar spine. Calf swelling, if related, is usually related to reduced leg mobility. Numbness in hands as well as legs would not be caused only by nerve compression in your lower spine--so do you have two diseases or only one? See a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can cervical neck pain and lower back pain symptoms along with numbness in ring and pinky finger on left hand, be an underlying symtom of something?

Can cervical neck pain and lower back pain symptoms along with numbness in ring and pinky finger on left hand, be an    underlying symtom of something?

Cubital tunnel: Entrapment of the ulnar nerve at the elbow (funny bone) is common. Usually aggravated with bending of elbow: while sleeping, working at desk, driving a car, all of which we tend to flex the elbow and create increased tension on the ulnar nerve. Try sleeping with straight arms, avoid postures that flex the arms during the day. You're awfully young for neck probs, but possible. ...Read more

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I have been suffering from severe fatigue, dizziness, headaches, body aches, chest pain, numb hands and fingers, back pain, room spinning ?

I have been suffering from severe fatigue, dizziness, headaches, body aches, chest pain, numb hands and fingers, back pain, room spinning
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See a Physician: You have multiple symptoms and would be impossible to pin your diagnosis without a good physical exam. Seek medical attention and good luck ...Read more

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I have been sick for 9 months. Do I have cidp? Symptoms are: extreme fatigue, numbness/weakness in my legs, arms, hands, feet and lower back pain

I have been sick for 9 months. Do I have cidp? Symptoms are: extreme fatigue, numbness/weakness in my legs, arms, hands, feet and lower back pain

Impossible to say: Unlikely that you have cidp or acute immune polyneuritis, but some of your problems might be due to peripheral nerve issues. An EMG test done expertly could assist. Another question might involve a process such as multiple sclerosis, but that too cannot be confirmed in absence of MRI images. Spinal fluid analysis might be useful. Seek out a neurologist and pin down precise answer. ...Read more

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I had spinal fusion 35 yrs ago, 3-4-5- lumbar with rod. Now Lower back pain, numbness when walk. Legs, hand swell. Hurts to lay on back. Urinate less?

I had spinal fusion 35 yrs ago, 3-4-5- lumbar with rod. Now Lower back pain, numbness when walk. Legs, hand swell. Hurts to lay on back. Urinate less?

Adjacent disc : Sounds like disc related problem.After fusion the levels /joints above and below work extra to maintain mobility . So over time they degenerate and cause symptoms. You should get checked out by your doc Usually one tries meds and PT as the first step in the management plan. ...Read more

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My stomach is bloated and uncomfortable. Left hand gets numb when woking and difficulty in standing up due to back pain. Both legs and hands swell.

My stomach is bloated and  uncomfortable. Left hand gets numb when woking and difficulty in standing up due to back pain. Both legs and hands swell.

Maybe not one issue?: There are lots of reasons for abdominal discomfort & bloating, & not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." however psbo (paralyzed gut) due to metabolic & inflammatory conditions nearby (like an untreated infection of the urinary tract)must be considered & addressed. Check with your doctor for examination & treatment options. ...Read more

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Shooting pains down my arm. Numb tingling and swelling in my lower arms, wrists, hands and fingers, swollen legs, lower back pain and mottled skin?

Shooting pains down my arm. Numb tingling and swelling in my lower arms, wrists, hands and fingers, swollen legs, lower back pain and mottled skin?

Not good: Go to nearest Emergency room for evaluation and treatment. Mottled skin is a sign that there are changes in the blood vessels below the skin causing a patchy bluish purplish color a sign of decreased circulation. You need to find out what condition is causing these symptoms!!! ...Read more

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Low back pain with right thigh numbness and right arm/hand/wrist pain/numbness. Sneezing causes extreme aching pain in both arms. Thoughts on causes?

Low back pain with right thigh numbness and right arm/hand/wrist pain/numbness. Sneezing causes extreme aching pain in both arms. Thoughts on causes?

Spine specialist W/U: It coulb be from disc disease in your neck or high in the back creating some nerve root irritation from the sudden negative intrathoracic pressure created by the sneeze. When not sneezing the disc may look normal, which makes it very difficult to diagnose. The same phenomenon can result from a build up of bone (osteophytes) near the central canal or the foramen where the nerves travel. ...Read more

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Severe back pain, numbness and tingling in feet arms hands swelling in thighs, feet, hands and upper arms. Rapid weight gain around belly ?

See your doctor: It's important with all these symptoms mentioned that you seek evaluation with your primary care doctor to figure out what could be causing all these symptoms. There are various thing that could result in some of those symptoms. It may not be only one cause. It could have some vascular component, a metabolic component, a neurologic component, nutrient deficiency component, or none-of-the-above. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more