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Would a pinched sciatic nerve cause pain in wrists and numbness/tingling in hands or feet?

Would a pinched sciatic nerve cause pain in wrists and numbness/tingling in hands or feet?

Feet maybe, hands no: The sciatic nerve runs from the gluteal region (your rear end) down the back of your leg, then branches to innervate the back of the thigh and leg as well as the outer part of the lower leg and then parts of the feet. An injury may cause those symptoms there, as well as problems with motion. The major nerves that serve the hands are the radial, ulnar and median. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more

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Can levaquin cause tingling in hands and feet? Will go to dr tomorrow but want to know how serious this is.. Will it go away?

Can levaquin cause tingling in hands and feet? Will go to dr tomorrow but want to know how serious this is.. Will it go away?

Yes: Levaquin can cause a condition called peripheral neuropathy. We don't actually know how often this happens, but probably pretty infrequently. I would hold off taking the Levaquin until you see your doctor tomorrow (unless you're treating a serious infection like pneumonia or pyelonephritis). ...Read more

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Treating a Pinched Nerve (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch
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Get an Xray/MRI if pain lasts more than 4 weeks
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See a spine/pain specialist if pain doesn't improve
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What causes tingling in hands and feet?

What causes tingling in hands and feet?

Raynauds: Peripheral neuropathy, homeocysteine deficiency, emobolic phenomenon, aso/pvd, vasospastic phenonmenon (raynaud's). ...Read more

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Just started methazolamide 50 mg twice a day and having on and off tingling in hands and feet. Cause for concern?

Just started methazolamide 50 mg twice a day and having on and off tingling in hands and feet.  Cause for concern?

Yes: Electrolyte and mineral deficiencies secondary to the medication may be responsible for these symptoms. Discuss this with your physician who will order the appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Treating a Pinched Nerve (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch
Daily
Use NSAIDs for pain relief
Daily
Get an Xray or MRI in 4 weeks if not better
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See a spine specialist after 6 weeks
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Will positive ANA result causes tingling in hands and feet?

Will positive ANA result causes tingling in hands and feet?

see details: An ANA is a blood test and cannot cause anything. There are certain diseases associated with a positive ANA that can cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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Can bulging discs in back/neck cause tingling in hands, feet and head? Blood work clean, blood pressure good, sugar good. Mri didn't show MS but discs

Can bulging discs in back/neck cause tingling in hands, feet and head? Blood work clean, blood pressure good, sugar good. Mri didn't show MS but discs

Not bulging discs: But spondylitic changes affecting structure of vertebral column could produce narrowing of foramena or lateral recess compression which could cause radicular symptoms. A bulging disc itself is a common asymptomatic lesion usually, but a larger protrusion can certainly be a pesky problem. ...Read more

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Treating a Pinched Nerve (Checklist)

Don't try home or OTC remedies. See a doctor.
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Determine cause, if possible, don't just treat symptoms
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Try a range of motion massage
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Consider physical therapy
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I feel tingling in hands and feet when stressed or anxious. Is this something I should be concerned about?

I feel tingling in hands and feet when stressed or anxious. Is this something I should be concerned about?

Can be helped: You could be experiencing some degree of hyperventilation which causes changes in your carbon dioxide level in the blood stream, and creates the tingling. First get a handle on the stress/anxiety cascade, and then develop approaches to control you limbs. Cognitive-behavioural approaches may help, and even could try acupuncture. Some anti-anxiety meds could benefit. ...Read more

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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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Pinched Nerve (Definition)

Medical one but it is interpeted to mean that there is a spinal nerve being compressed by a disc heniation usually but could also be from other causes like a degenerative ...Read more

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