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I have neck pain and stiffness. I have tingling and numbness in hands and fingers and some tingling in buttocks area. I also struggle with anxiety/p attacks. Xrays show degen. In neck. What to do?

I have neck pain and stiffness. I have tingling and numbness in hands and fingers and some tingling in buttocks area. I also struggle with anxiety/p attacks. Xrays show degen. In neck. What to do?

Your best bet: Is to review these issues with your primary care doctor. They could be anxiety related but may also be related to another process. A good formal neurologic evaluation is necessary to make sure further evaluation beyond the x-rays you report, if any other testing is warranted. Best of luck. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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81/female, both lower extremity paresthesia (symmetric, buttock~sole, not dependent dermatome)-bursting, shooting pain aggravated standing.

81/female, both lower extremity paresthesia (symmetric, buttock~sole, not dependent dermatome)-bursting, shooting pain aggravated standing.

EMG: You will need a thorough exam by either a neurologist or pain physician. Emg study will help determine if it is from the low back or other nerves; sciatic, femoral, poly neuropathy).
If possible, an MRI lumbar will help dtermione if the is a disc pushing on the nerves, in you case l5/s1. Also check piriformis muscle for tenderness and reproducible pain down the leg. ...Read more

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I have a tingling feeling (paresthesia) all over my body for 12 hours now. It's so bothersome I can't sleep. What is this?

I have a tingling feeling (paresthesia) all over my body for 12 hours now. It's so bothersome I can't sleep. What is this?

Number of things: However, at your age, may be related to either stress, hormones, or medications. You should get checked out just to be safe. Often, when we feel that tingle all over our body, like when you hear a great song, it is due to a release of neurotransmitters. However, without a physical exam and thorough history, it would be difficult to say what is causing sustained feeling. ...Read more

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What exactly can be causing my paresthesia (tingling fingers and feet)?

What exactly can be causing my paresthesia (tingling fingers and feet)?

Diabetes or alcohol: The most common cause of tingling fingers and feet are diabetes mellitus and excessive alcohol use. ...Read more

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I am diagnosed with pannic attacks, permanent pinky finger paresthesia, woke up at 2am with whole left side of body numb and tingling. Should I do ct?

I am diagnosed with pannic attacks, permanent pinky finger paresthesia, woke up at 2am with whole left side of body numb and tingling. Should I do ct?

Let Dr decide: Best clarify with your doctor numbness on one side is a concern but an examination would clarify if you need a ct. The finger numbness alone is likely a nerve compression at your elbow or wrist. Your dr can eval this to see if any studies are needed. ...Read more

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What is causing a tingling sensation on my head, it more like parethesias on my head that travel to my forehead also followed by a tingling pulse. I?

What is causing a tingling sensation on my head, it more like parethesias on my head that travel to my forehead also followed by a tingling pulse. I?

Occipital Neuralgia: Sounds like you might have this. I would consider icing the area and using anti-inflammatories to help. If it does not resolve you might see your doctor for a occipital nerve block with steroid. ...Read more

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I am having strange tingling sensation on upper left buttock. Its like mild pins and needles. Do you have any hint how to stop it?

I am having strange tingling sensation on upper left buttock. Its like mild pins and needles. Do you have any hint how to stop it?

Buttock Paresthesia: Any of these symptoms are more than just annoying and they can indicate a serious medical condition and require medical diagnosis and treatment by a doctor. ...Read more

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Pain right below left tailbone down to buttock. Numbness and tingling too. Very uncomfortable. What is this?

Sciatica: The symptoms suggest sciatica (pain related to comression of the sciatic nerve). Therapy is directed at reduction of inflammation around the nerve and can involve the use of heat, antiinflammatory medication, physiotherapy, acupuncture and time. A medical exam and imaging of the area should be considered if pain persists. Rarely, surgery is indicated for intractable pain. ...Read more

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I have slight tingling sensation in my buttock and legs. There is no pain and goes away when I stand up. Could this be something serious? I am worried

I have slight tingling sensation in my buttock and legs. There is no pain and goes away when I stand up. Could this be something serious? I am worried

Sciatic nerve: Is probably being compressed a bit at the sciatic notch. You may need a bit more padding when seated on hard surfaces. (Sometimes it helps to just add a bit more muscle to the back side.) This is a common problem when people loose weight quickly. Gentle stretching of the hindquarters can help too. ...Read more

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What can cause leg and buttock pain that gets better with walking? I cant sit for too long without either hurting or tingling. Usually one leg

What can cause leg and buttock pain that gets better with walking? I cant sit for too long without either hurting or tingling. Usually one leg

Sciatica: Although there are some other possibilities like muscle spasm and pyriformis syndrome, the most likely cause is lumbar disc disease with nerve impingement. To be sure see a spine specialist or PMR doctor who can order neuroimaging and a test like an EMG. Then the next steps after making sure there is no vascular, immune or rheumatologic process would be to initiate PT & possibly meds or injection ...Read more

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Sciatic pain, top left buttock, hip & left side of body. Also tingling/numbness bottom of spine. Worst at night, hurts to move & just sitting down, help?

Ouch: sciatica (pain related to the course and distribution of the sciatic nerve), along with paresthesias (unusual sensations associated with sensory nerves) can be due to muscular inflammation, but might reflect ongoing damage to the nerve itself. Best to consult with your Primary Care practitioner for further evaluation and possibly imaging. ...Read more

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Round red/pink rashes around buttock area and tingling sensation down pelvic and thigh area. No other syntomptoms.

Round red/pink rashes around buttock area and tingling sensation down pelvic and thigh area. No other syntomptoms.

Rash and tingling: Sounds like a possible case of shingles. See your Doctor ASAP - Earlier detection and treatment will reduce the chances of long term pain issues in that area. ...Read more

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Why I have hypersensitivity in the back of my thigh (tingling/ prickling) feeling and also wet/ cold when I wear pants. Starts from buttock 2 knee?

Why I have hypersensitivity in the back of my thigh (tingling/ prickling) feeling and also wet/ cold when I wear pants. Starts from buttock 2 knee?

Sciatica: 30's female with unilateral sciatica needs evaluation for cause of this neuralgia. Neural impingement might be occurring at lumbar foramena, sacroiliac joint or pyriformis muscle. An Osteopath would be a good specialist to evaluate. See comments below. There also needs to be evaluation for Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, which can potentiate evolution of sciatica. ...Read more

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Dumbness in the side of buttock also behind knee tingling and numbing sensation in toes and foot. Back pain?

Radiculopathy: Most likely this pain represent lumbar radiculopathy, depending on the length of the system, you either can start physical therapy or see a pain specialist in your area. ...Read more

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Pain in back of left knee, calf, hamstring & buttock. Tingling/numbness in heel. Gets worse seated. No swelling or discoloration. Ican still exercise?

Pain in back of left knee, calf, hamstring & buttock. Tingling/numbness in heel. Gets worse seated. No swelling or discoloration. Ican still exercise?

What the heel is it.: Continuing to exercise at this point may inadvertently do further damage to the nerve involved. Would be best to get a evaluation to safeguard against prolonging your condition. ...Read more

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Buttock pain when sitting relieved by standing up. Also occasional tingling in testicles, I have job which makes me carry furniture, is it serious?

Buttock pain when sitting relieved by standing up. Also occasional tingling in testicles, I have job which makes me carry furniture, is it serious?

Lifting will flare: Your description seems consistent w/lumbar disc disease and radiating pain or sciatica.You should see a doctor if needed for a referral to a spine specialist as soon as possible.Imaging, such as MRI & nerve tests can provide a diagnosis & treatment options which might include nerve pain agents in addition to PT. If this fails injections or surgery may be considered. Heavy lifting can flare symptoms ...Read more

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Just started Caziant three days ago. Today, I have sharp pain in buttock/joint and numbness/tingling in calf/foot. Concerned about blood clot. Risk?

Just started Caziant three days ago. Today, I have sharp pain in buttock/joint and numbness/tingling in calf/foot. Concerned about blood clot. Risk?

Stop..: Stop the birth control pill and get seen as soon as possible (if possible go to the ED). It is not possible with this limited information and from this platform t figure out what is the possibility this is actually a blood clot. This requires more history and a direct exam. ...Read more

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Can't walk in morning after sitting. Buttock pain left side and knee stiffness right. Tingling left arm thumb index throughout day. Which doc to se?

Can't walk in morning after sitting. Buttock pain left side and knee stiffness right. Tingling left arm thumb index throughout day. Which doc to se?

Primary care: These complaints are likely not related to one problem and somewhat difficult to localize and treat. The buttock pain may be related to your previously diagnosed sciatica or spinal stenosis or something entirely different. Lower back pain is always treated first with your primary care physician. The knee stiffness as well. The tingling may be managed via your PCP or orthopedics or neurosurgery. ...Read more

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Dull right ab + groin pain, walk with limp. Constant fever, malaise, back+neck pain, tingling in hands and feet and buttock pain. Dx? Bloods clear.

See a rheumatologist: You describe pain in multiple joints. Multiple causes of diffuse joint pains need to be ruled out and then appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have herpes 1&2 I get tingling on buttocks and head? Is this normal?

I have herpes 1&2 I get tingling on buttocks and head? Is this normal?

Herpes simplex: Can be early symptoms of herpes outbreak. When this subliminal pain occurs it is not always followed by full blown lesions. It is not clear why different presentations occur in different individuals. ...Read more

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I'm having tingling and electric type pain in buttocks area. Its been hard for me to sit because of pain in my back and buttocks. What can cause this?

See details: Your current medical conditions give more than enough causes. With all of these issues at age 34, you may want to consider seeking a second opinion. ...Read more

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I've been suffering frm past 1 month frm tingling in my buttocks which conts with pain in my outter thighs n calf but anyone leg at one tym?

Sciatica: Multiple potential causes, but one possibility is sciatica, which is an irritation of the sciatic nerve in the back causing pain that runs into the leg. Consider being checked. Usually a detailed exam can determine the cause. ...Read more

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Hi, is tingling in the buttocks and weak legs normal after getting a tailbone injury?

Hi, is tingling in the buttocks and weak legs normal after getting a tailbone injury?

Get an MRI: Those symptoms commonly happen, but are not "normal". That could suggest nerve damage and I would recommend you get evaluated and consider an MRI to look for pinched nerves. ...Read more

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Tingling n pain buttocks which keeps shifting right n legs along with aching pain on outter tighs n caff from b last 1 month?

Tingling n pain buttocks which keeps shifting right n legs along with aching pain on outter tighs n caff from b last 1 month?

Sciatic pain: If pain also occurs in low back and radiates to legs, it is typical sciatic pain. At your age herniated disc is likely. You need to see a neurologist and probably need MRI scan of low back. ...Read more

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Had lower back pain x 1 wk. Also in buttocks. Better now but not gone. Now have tingling down one leg. Should it improve since back is improving

It may improve...: Most cases of back pain will improve, especially with conservative therapies. However, the tingling down the leg indicates a nerve issue, the severity of which can only be determined with diagnostic testing such as MRI and/or EMG (best done 8 wks after symptom onset). It is possible to have isolated numbness/tingling of the leg without accompanied back pain. ...Read more

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Suffering frm 3mths. Tingling n radiating pain in legs resolved. Dull achey pain in mid buttocks persists n increases wit lil extra activity or excersie?

From low back.: The problem could be in your lumbar spine, sending shooting pain down the buttocks and/or legs. Please see an orthopedic lumbar spine specialist. ...Read more

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I'm awaiting lumber MRI scan in 2 weeks but I've developed tingling around my buttocks and weak legs is this normal?

I'm awaiting lumber MRI scan in 2 weeks but I've developed tingling around my buttocks and weak legs is this normal?

No: If you have new weakness with a history of spinal issues, go to the ER. You may have a condition caused cauda equina syndrome, which can cause paralysis if not treated properly. You need an MRI. Go to the ER, then let me know how it went. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Burning in groin and somewhere in righ testicle. Tingling went through to back and feel in the buttocks as well. What can this be? I hav doc appt thr

Pelvic girdle: 20's male w. low back & buttock pain radiating to ipsilateral groin. Absent shingles or signs of herpes progenitalis, likely has not an intestinal herniation. Is candidate for musculoskeletal disorder. Sacroiliac joint disorder commonly refers, as atypical sciatica, to groin; unlike lumbar neuropathy which refers to posterior thigh & distal leg. Osteopaths are skilled at diagnosing this. ...Read more

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I feel leg cramps and knee pain. And a tingling sensation on my left buttocks. What is it? Thanks

Could be different: Things. Time to go in for a check up and have it examined, tested, and your PCP may need to further assess what's going on. It can range from sciatica, to electrolyte deficiency, to tendonitis, or any number of things best examined physically to get immediate relief. If it's musculoskeletal, it will be easier to solve, and treat. Get a 2nd opinion from an osteopathic doctor specializing in NMM. ...Read more

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Sciatica pain, buttocks, low back, front of thigh and outer thigh, foot tingling?

Sciatica pain, buttocks, low back, front of thigh and outer thigh, foot tingling?

Doubt sciatica: More likely lumbar disc disease will require further evaluation, see your physician. ...Read more

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Pain in lower back left buttocks. Tingling, pain, buzzing burning feeling in left leg foot. Random Pinching feeling in calf. Nerve pain?

Pain in lower back left buttocks. Tingling, pain, buzzing burning feeling in left leg foot. Random Pinching feeling in calf. Nerve pain?

Yes: Sounds like nerve pain possibly radiating down from your lower back. You need an exam by a physician. Antiinflammatories like Ibuprofen or Naproxen can sometimes help relieve this. If you have any weakness associated with the burning feeling, you need to see a physician ASAP ...Read more

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Treated for lupus. Now getting intermittent tingling in my upper buttocks and sometimes feet. Throbbing legs at times. No back pain or back issues.?

Treated for lupus. Now getting intermittent tingling in my upper buttocks and sometimes feet. Throbbing legs at times. No back pain or back issues.?

Tingling: Intermittent tingling is not uncommon. If it resolves with a position change, it may be benign. If you think your nerves are more "sensitive" or "irritable" - ie tingling unusually more than normal, check with your rheumatologist who could run some blood work to quantify if the lupus is active. Some meds can affect this. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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Paresthesia (Definition)

Weird or abnormal feeling including numbness, tingling sensation, pins-and-needles in skin area or body part. One example is when someone hits his elbow "funny bone", he may get the tingling and numbness at the elbow and forearm, this ...Read more


Buttock (Definition)

The buttocks are the paired curved masses that make up our "posterior." each buttock consists of a layer of fat superimposed on the gluteus maximus ...Read more