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Lower Back Goes Numb
Sometimes I get this burning in my feet, then my legs and lower back go numb and I cnt move them. What could the cause of tis?
I have been told I have sciatica but its not getting better I have pain in my lower back into my butt into both legs and down to my feet the pain is very sharp and I can not move its mainly in my left leg and thigh and lower back my leg goes numb and ting
Given Your Pain: I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more
My lower back gets numb and goes to the crack of my bottom when I sit for long periods of time? What could be the cause?
Nerve compression: There are nerves that go through various parts of the low back and hips that can be squeezed after long sitting depending on your weight and the type of seat. ...Read more
For 3 days now I have had bad lower back pain & my legs go numb from knees down. When the numbness subsides I have pain in my legs. What could it be?
Hi, I have been having tingling and numbness for about 2 years that has now spread to my lower back. It comes and goes but now I'm nauseas.
Anxiety may be?:
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Do you have Migraine? Do you exercise? What kind? High Impact? What have you done to relieve? Do you have pain with this? Is nausea only with Tingling sensation? Or with food? Do you have some stressors like studies, job, staying away fro family etc?
Try Meditation and Yoga. Get examined. Hope you feel better ...Read more
What would cause me to feel numbness on only my right upper torso including both sides of my chest and upper and lower back?
Hi. Just today out of nowhere I started getting a tingling numb sensation in my lower back. Is this something I should worry about?
It depends on....:
Symptoms like you have described can come and go on their own. So I would advise you to monitor yourself for few days and do not worry about the potential cause (as we may not find it).
Try to relax and take a daily walk, preferably early in the morning.
If these symptoms continue and start getting worse over next 1-2 weeks, then you will need a medical check up by your doctor. ...Read more
I was riding an atv and crashed. I landed on my lower spine and lower right back. My right lower back is still numb. What does that mean?
Pinched nerve in my lower back, for 3 month now. Been working out, My numbness in upper back has increased severely why is this? & how can I recover?
Nerve impingement: Can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. This condition must be professionally managed. See an interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. See your dentist for tooth pain. ...Read more
Pinched Nerve: While there are many causes of leg pain and numbness one of the most common causes is lumbar radiculopathy. This occurs when one of the nerves leaving the back gets compressed as it leaves the spine and travels down the leg. Compression may occur due to degenerative/bulging discs or arthritic bone spurs contacting the nerve. See your physician if these symptoms last longer than 2 weeks. ...Read more
Pinched nerves: The combination of low back pain and leg symptoms suggest the possibility of pinched nerves in your low back. For most patients, lumbar pinched nerves will improve with time and conservative treatment. However, if symptoms persist or worsen or otherwise change dramatically, do see a physician. ...Read more
My hubby has pain starting from lower back till feets. He also feels numbness in his testicyles...What could be the reason?
Slight discomfort (no pain/numb) in lower back (sacrum) after sledding on back over a ramp; feels loose when jumping. Any strengthening or concerns?
I'm 400+ lbs. Why when I try to walk a big distance the lower back area around where my waist is gets so numb I can't feel u if you pinched me there?
Weight Loss: I am happy to hear you are working to change your life and claim better health. But, you very well may need to be supervised during the early weeks of your diet and exercise. Usually in urban centers there will be a medical clinic dedicated to weight loss in these special situations. I would ask your family physician for some help or advise. But, keep moving. I am proud of you. ...Read more
From a few days I am experiencing light pain/discomfort in my right testicle and right side of my lower back. Back feels more like it is numb. Advice?
Get evaluated: Pain in right lower back to testicle could be from many causes. A back issue inflaming a nerve can cause this or perhaps a kidney stone passing in the kidney tube (ureter). An infection or inflammation is the testicle can also cause this. If symptoms continue or worsen you need to be seen for an exam, testing of urine and possibly x-rays. For now trial of ibuprofen may be helpful. ...Read more
Soft Tissues: Several causes for low back pain. Nerve impingements, ligament injuries, tendinitis, joint disorders & muscle spasms often complicitus. See Osteopath; skilled diagnosticians of soft tissue disorders, which are oft radiolucent & not discerned by imaging studies. Bones "degenerate" w. age & absent pain, & unskilled doctors can ignorantly chose Radiology-report descriptors as quasi-diagnostic terms. ...Read more
The left side of my lower back, right above my hip, is numb, and it pains and tingles constantly?
Musculoskeletal pain: If you are active (weight lifting, sports, etc), it's likely simple low back strain - very common. If you are not having any weakness in the legs, trouble moving your bowels or urinating, and no fevers (the "red flag symptoms"), you can give it a few days to see if it resolves with some rest, gentle forward bends and perhaps some ibuprofen:600 mg every 6 hrs. If any red flag symptoms, see a doctor ...Read more
Moderate back pain in upper back also achy pain in lower back with numbness. What is your diagnosis?
Pain in Back: I would need to know more about your pain. It's quality, intensity and associated symptoms. Also it would be helpful to know more about your medical history. The numbness is where? Pain can be due to muscular strains, sprains, muscle spasms, or more structural causes such as nerve or nerve root related. It can be due to muscle disease or related to medications or electrolyte abnormalities. ...Read more
I have small bumps on my lower back it hurts when it rubs against my clothes and it's making my left side numb?
Shingles?: If bumps are clustered to one side they may be due to shingles, a reactivation of chicken pox which can cause pain, hypersensitivity, and numbness. See your clinician asap. If shingles, need to start treatment w/i 72 hours to speed resolution and reduce risk of complications. ...Read more
Pain near lower back left side. Could this be the sacrum? I also have numbness in left toe area could this be related
Yes: May have compressed nerves in back...Get a more detailed answer ›
What are the symptoms of having a herniated disk in the lower back? I have numbness and tingling in the lower back when sitting?
Many symptoms...: While this could be a sign of a herniated disc, it sounds a little more like facet arthritis as it does not radiate to different areas and does not have a constant dull ache. That being said, a physical exam and imaging would be necessary to be sure. If you are concerned about an actual herniation, then I would recommend seeing a physician for an exam to be safe. ...Read more
I have had lower back problems since I was 16. I am now 22 and the pain is worse and now have pain and numbness in my right thigh?
Fluttering movement in lower back right side. Happens when laying down or just randomly. What could this be? No pain, numbness or tingling
Maybe the gas in the intestines is moving. Could also be a muscle twitch. Might also be an insect although this time of year not as likely. Ant, bed bug, flea.
See a doctor if it continues to bother you. ...Read more
Should: Get full neurological exam to make sure nothing going on with spine, good luck! ...Read more
Most likely disc: In the lumber area. You have the two main signs for disc problem, radiating pain and numbness. ...Read more
See below: These kinds of symptoms can only be adequately evaluated by your doctor in person through a physical examination. You should make an appointment. ...Read more
I have so much pain under right ribs, going into lower back. Also pressure in neck and face keeps going numb and flushed?
Pain: I don't think the two problems are related. I suggest a trip to ur primary care at least. ...Read more
I have lower back problems an IV had some numbness in my legs an I can't go to the bathroom for 5 days. I hurt so bad can u help me?
Yes: Anyone who has been fine, but then starts being unable to urinate or poop (or needs to push, etc...) should have an evaluation by a primary care doctor, a neurologist, and/or a urologist. Pain is a troubling sign, so calling 911 to go to the E.R. May be a wise thing to do. Sometimes the cause is compression of spinal nerves, which if not treated very quickly, can lead to permanent damage! ...Read more
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