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Does diabetes cause lower back pain and tingling feet?

Does diabetes cause lower back pain and tingling feet?

Diabetic Neuropathy: Diabetes affects the entire body and every system. Tingling feet are a symptom of diabetes affects on the nerves. This is called neuropathy. Burning, numbness, and itching are also symptoms. Low back problems can lead to pressure on nerves leaving the spine on their way to the feet. The same symptoms can be experienced with or without diabetes. Noninvasive nerve testing can help determine which. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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Does diabetes generally cause low back pain and tingling feet?

Does diabetes generally cause low back pain and tingling feet?

Tingling: Diabetes may cause neuropathy that may feel like tingling or burning in the legs. If you have back pain with tingling in your legs, it may be caused by a lumbar disc herniation. You should get a thorough medical evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have tingling feet and low back pain. Could it be diabetes or something else?

Have Diabetes?: If not, then not likely. If you do have diabetes, are your sugars under control? If not, then its possible. However, most often the pain and feet tingling are related coming from the back. If you are not improved in a few days, i would suggest you see your doctor for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm having a steroid injection in my lower back tomorrow and l'm scared. Will l be ok .Will this help with my back pain and burning , tingling feet?

You will be fine: There is nothing in medicine that has no risk. But a lumbar epidural steroid injection that you are getting has extremely low risk. In my patients, this injection works about 80% of time ranging from good to excellent results for back and leg pain. It typically does not help with tingling. It is also only temporary and the benefits lasts from a few days to a few weeks and ocassionaly few months. ...Read more

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Can tingling feet, hands and back pain be symptoms of cervix cancer? Or gallbladder problems?

Can tingling feet, hands and back pain be symptoms of cervix cancer? Or gallbladder problems?

No: Tingling of feet and back pain usually neurologic due to lumbar/sacral nerve roots entraped to give symptoms. Cervix Ca would start with vaginal bleeding and eventual ulceration thru anterior/posterior vagina to invade bladderand rectum. GB would produce rt. upper abdominal pain. Neurologic exam in order ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my back pain and foot tingling?

Pinched nerve: An injury to spinal disk or a nerve in the back can create both of the problems you mentioned. ...Read more

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Have fibromyalgia , diabetes, a tailgut cyst, severe hip, lw back pain that shoots into, numbness in feet , nausea, confusion , no ones knows what nex?

Have fibromyalgia , diabetes, a tailgut cyst, severe hip, lw back pain that shoots into, numbness in feet , nausea, confusion , no ones knows what nex?

Many possibilities: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, and alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why do I have tingling in my foot? Could it be related to my back pain?

Why do I have tingling in my foot? Could it be related to my back pain?

Yes plus more: Yes back pain can cause a problem but you should also consider a peripheral neuropathy. Please see a neurologist to sort out these issues. Be well and good wishes. ...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


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (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