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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

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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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Lower back pain and tingling that shoot down my legs when i go to sleep, can't sleep.?

Lower back pain and tingling that shoot down my legs when i go to sleep, can't sleep.?

See your doctor: Pain at night, particularly with sleep and tingling in the legs is not typical for classic back problems and needs to be evaluated by your doctor. Typical back pain mag cause you to wake up if turning or moving in bed but usually does not keep you awake. Most back problems are improved at rest. ...Read more

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Chronic neck and lower back pain. Tingling burning in shoulders and legs. and headaches. What is wrong?

Chronic neck and lower back pain. Tingling burning in shoulders and legs.  and headaches. What is wrong?

Consult Physician: You have headache,neck and back pain ,burning in shoulders and legs.It is impossible to guess what is causing your symptoms without a more detailed history including past and family history and examination. If indicated the doctor may order some tests like blood test and/or imaging like X-ray /cat scan or MRI ...Read more

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Low back pain and leg tingling at gym?

See a Doc: The first thing to do is to try to determine what activity brought about these symptoms. You really need to think hard about this. If you can identify what brought it about, then it may be helpful to speak to a personal trainer to see if you are using poor technique or if there is an activity that you are "overdoing". If the symptoms persist, probably best to see your doc or a back specialist. ...Read more

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Had lower back pain x 1 wk. Also in buttocks. Better now but not gone.. Now have tingling down one leg. Should it improve since back is improving

It may improve...: Most cases of back pain will improve, especially with conservative therapies. However, the tingling down the leg indicates a nerve issue, the severity of which can only be determined with diagnostic testing such as MRI and/or EMG (best done 8 wks after symptom onset). It is possible to have isolated numbness/tingling of the leg without accompanied back pain. ...Read more

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I have deep lower back pain that has persisted for a couple of weeks, painful spasms and tingling down my left leg. It hurts to sit and bend forward. I want to get it checked. What doc to go to?

I have deep lower back pain that has persisted for a couple of weeks, painful spasms and tingling down my left leg. It hurts to sit and bend forward. I want to get it checked. What doc to go to?

Several options for : you include seeing your own doctor as most back issues will resolve within in several weeks but treatment can be given to help or you can then be referred out to a neurologist, physiatrist or a neurosurgeon or orthopedic spine surgeon if not improving with treatment such as medication, activity modification & physical therapy. If not improving & other causes ruled out like urinary infection too. ...Read more

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Leg pain when walk. Only one leg. Pain is side of leg that runs down to toes.lower back pain. All this after working out . Tingling in toes. ?

Leg pain when walk. Only one leg. Pain is side of leg that runs down to toes.lower back pain. All this after working out . Tingling in toes. ?

Consider: Although could be very benign, such as strain/sprain; the description suggests a potential nerve compression in lower back, such as might be seen secondary to disc disruption. Would have your doctor evaluate this, and would place exercise currently on hold as potential for worsening if your work out injured you. ...Read more

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I recently had some lower back pain. Today i was on my feed walking all morning. Now both legs have a tingling pain that hurts to walk.Do i see a dr?

Good idea to see Dr: Pain in the lumbar spine (lower back) associated with bilateral (both) lower extremity paresthesia ("tingling") are commonly related. At the same time, the tingling could be from an unrelated process. See your doctor for a physical and mention what you've been experiencing. ...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