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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. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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:) ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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: ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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I suffer from daily neck and lower back pain. Lately I notice I shake when doing things. My hands/arms shake when pushing against something.?

I suffer from daily neck and lower back pain. Lately I notice I shake when doing things. My hands/arms shake when pushing against something.?

See a neurologist: There could be many reasons for your hands/arms shaking from being deconditioned (i.e. out of shape) to your muscles spasming due to your severe pain which is trying to protect your painful areas of your neck and back. I recommend a face to face evaluation by a physician (such as a neurologist). They may need to send you for other tests such as MRIs if they deem your shaking due to true weakness ...Read more

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I have extreme lower back pain...Also, a bruised feeling in mid of spine, for 6mts now. Also, arms go numb whn I sit certain way, what are ur thoughts?

I have extreme lower back pain...Also, a bruised feeling in mid of spine, for 6mts now. Also, arms go numb whn I sit certain way, what are ur thoughts?

Low back pain: Low, mid and upper back pain can be debilitating. With symptoms last more than six months it is important to get MRI imaging of the spine and an evaluation with a neurosurgeon. Arm numbness can be caused by holding your arms bent or elevated for long periods of time. An electromyogram and nerve conduction study can help with the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I had lower back pain fracture which cured. I would like to lift weight due to flubby upper arms. Which is the best weight to buy?

Exercise/ back pain: The safest answer would be for you to use machine weights to minimize stress on your back. Tricep pulldowns and cable curls would achieve your goals. ...Read more

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I am a 25 year old african american female with extremely long legs, long arms, and a very short torso. I suffer from mid and lower back pain. Is there a way to lengthen my torso at this age?

I am a 25 year old african american female with extremely long legs, long arms, and a very short torso. I suffer from mid and lower back pain. Is there a way to lengthen my torso at this age?

Not at your age: I do not know of any medical treatments for surgery that can lengthen a spine. Unless you have scoliosis and with surgical or non surgical intervention, straightening the back will make your torso longer and in normal configuration. ...Read more

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Fingertips twisting outwards, lower back pain into front of both thighs and knees, shooting pains upper back & pain down shoulders, arms wrists, hands?

Fingertips twisting outwards, lower back pain into front of both thighs and knees, shooting pains upper back & pain down shoulders, arms wrists, hands?

Back/neck pain: If you have arthritis in the low back, then you likely have arthritis in the neck too. The nerve pain can be relieved with neuropathic pain medications. Anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxer medications can relieve the pain related to the joints, tendons and muscles of the spine. Stretching exercises, physical therapy and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation may help too. ...Read more

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Sore ankles and feet, weak arms and legs, lower back pain off and on. 16 girl, growth spurt? Height increase?

Sore ankles and feet, weak arms and legs, lower back pain off and on. 16 girl, growth spurt? Height increase?

Not related to those: If a teen has aches and pains here and there, sometimes one place, other times many places, she must see her pediatrician or family doctor. The aches and pains may be due to a condition like children's arthritis or children's lupus, or they may be due to being out of shape (but also can be due to exercising too much). Poor sleep habits, poor daily posture, or other issues, can also lead to aches. ...Read more

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Lower back pain, weak legs and arms. Does this mean I'm having a growth spurt/getting taller? 16 year old girl, got first period 15 yr 0 mo

Lower back pain, weak legs and arms. Does this mean I'm having a growth spurt/getting taller? 16 year old girl, got first period 15 yr 0 mo

Not related: By 16 most girls have had their growth spurt which is usually between 12-15 yrs. Weakness in arms and kegs can be from a lot if different other reasons like low iron and other minerals in body like calcium ets. ...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

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

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


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