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Can lower back pain cause tingling in arms?

Can lower back pain cause tingling in arms?

No: No, not directly. Whatever is causing the back pain, may be causing issues elsewhere in the spine or nervous system, which may then result in symptoms in the arms.

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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Tingling in both upper arms, tingling in upper left chest and some lower back pain, I have bad anxiety and didn't know if this could be the cause.?

Tingling in both upper arms, tingling in upper left chest and some lower back pain, I have bad anxiety and didn't know if this could be the cause.?

Maybe: Anxiety is certainly on the list of possible causes. As are many other possible diagnoses. If symptoms continue, best to see your doctor for evaluation of your symptoms. Sorry this was not more helpful. Best of luck with this. Let us know how things turn out. Dr. R

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What type of test would you do on a 22 yr old with symptoms of lower back pain, tingling arms and unsteady legs?

What type of test would you do on a 22 yr old with symptoms of lower back pain, tingling arms and unsteady legs?

Imaging studies: Xrays, MRI or possible and ultra sound or ct scan could be done. These studies will give info about the bone and soft tissue structures. That could be putting pressure on nerves to cause your problems.

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Tongue is tingling, lips feel the same. Tingling down my arms lower back pain? I have neuropathy and currently on lyrica (pregabalin)

Tongue is tingling, lips feel the same. Tingling down my arms lower back pain? I have neuropathy and currently on lyrica (pregabalin)

Neuropathy: Tingling down your arms and lower back pain may be related to cervical disc herniation or stenosis. Although neuropathy can also cause similar symptoms. You may have cervical radiculopathy vs. Neuropathy. An MRI of cervical spine and EMG nerve study can clarify the diagnosis.

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Symptoms of bowelmovements of only mucus and jelly fish like things. Leg arm feet numbness and tingling. Upper and lower back pain. Wbc of 14.8?

Symptoms of bowelmovements of only mucus and jelly fish like things. Leg arm feet numbness and tingling. Upper and lower back pain. Wbc of 14.8?

This requires eval: Your symptoms and signs (white count of 14, 800) are numerous and only an in-person evaluation/examination can adequately assess them. I might think of some form of infectious colitis with your mucus BM's and elevated WBC count; the numbness/tingling and pain could be something entirely different. I believe the best advice is go to ER (or your doc's office if you can get in today!) Good wishes:)

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I have severe low back pain on the lower right side & bulging disc & harrington rods for scoliosis, my curvature was at a 69°.Tingling legs & arms?

I have severe low back pain on the lower right side & bulging disc & harrington rods for scoliosis, my curvature was at a 69°.Tingling legs & arms?

Spine: After a fusion arthritis can occur above and below the fused segments of the spine. It sounds like your surgery was many years ago. If you so not have a spine surgeon it would be a good idea to see someone soon to have a look at your back and gets some new x-rays.

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46 year old male with cerebral palsy (I walk pigeon toed). Have low back pain, twitching, low across ab pain, tingling in arms/back. ALS/MS or paranoi?

Muscle/nerve pain: Back pain is the #1 reason for visits to a family doctor. There are many causes of pain and tingling in the back and arms, most likely pinched nerve or abnormal body mechanics underlying the problems. ALS and MS are extremely unlikely. Consider seeing a Neurologist about the tingling. Your primary care physician should be able to manage your pain.

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Headaches, rt leg sciatica, rt arm tingling, low back pain, possibilities?

Disc disease: Headache and right arm tingling maybe caused by nerve impingement in your neck. Low back pain and sciatica may be caused by the same in your lower (lumbar) back. You should seek help from your doctor especially if you develop weakness, change in vision, or incontinence.

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Can lower back pain cause hurting in legs, pelvic, and arms. It's sometimes a burning feeling also, aching in muscles, joint pain.?

Fibromyalgia?: 30's female with "burning aching" pain in "low back, pelvis & arms" considers "muscle & joint pain". A complete examination is needed to rule out systemic disorders such as autoimmune & endocrine disorders. If nothing specific found consider Fibromyalgia. See an Osteopath. See comments:

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Heavy periods, lower back pain, lower abdomen pain pain in my legs and arms WHAT could be the cause of all this pain?

Have you been: Evaluated for endometriosis? This conditionxN cause very Wierd pains and different kinds of paiNs

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I have recently been stressed out and sleeping an average of 6 hours a night which is way less than normal. Cause of lower back pain/tingling?

I have recently been stressed out and sleeping an average of 6 hours a night which is way less than normal. Cause of lower back pain/tingling?

See a dr.: 6 hours of sleep a night is on the lower end of the recommended range. I would suggest that you see your dr. To be evaluated. If you have been under severe stress or injured your back recently, it is possible that the back pain could be related. If you don't have a back injury then regular stretching and exercises to strengthen your core ; abdomen may help.

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Numbness in right arm. Cause? I also have lower back pain with random sharp pains down the back of my right leg

Numbness in right arm. Cause? I also have lower back pain with random sharp pains down the back of my right leg

NEUROLOGIST: Etime for a neurological workup. Problems in low back could account for pain in leg - but not arm. A neurologist should gt a history and examine you and see what needs to be done.

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What could cause pain and skin sensitivity down my right leg to my toes, and my right arm to my fingers along with lower back pain?

What could cause pain and skin sensitivity down my right leg to my toes, and my right arm to my fingers along with lower back pain?

Too broad: This could be as simple as a vitamin deficiency to as serious as ms. Age 29. You need a workup. See your doc with tese symptoms.

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I have a sligh scoliosis. I have lower back pain, I have been having electic shocks in my arms and legs. As well as numbness. Is it connected?

Usually not: Developmental scoliosis is usually asymptomatic. So your discomfort may be due to something else. Acquired scoliosis may be associated with pain or radiculopathies. You're too young for the typical acquired form, unless you have a chronic debilitative disease. Check with your doctor to get to the bottom of your pains.

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I have upper and lower back pain that seems to have affect also my legs and arms are weak and feeling tingly. I'm not sure what to do at this point.?

I have upper and lower back pain that seems to have affect also my legs and arms are weak and feeling tingly. I'm not sure what to do at this point.?

You need a diagnosis: Just as Julie Andrews sang in The Sound of Music---- 'Let's Start at the Very Beginning- ' which in your case means we need to know when you never had these pains to begin with and find out what happened that they started and have persisted. A diagnosis then, gives us options to consider. I'd be happy to help you start the process : www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

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Back Pain (Definition)

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